Lance Corporal Brian Parrello
Memorial Engine 4
On the morning of Saturday, July 16, 2005,
West Milford Township dedicated the brand new Engine 4 in memory of Lance
Corporal Brian Parrello (USMC). The standing room only ceremony took place in
the engine bays of the Macopin Fire House.
The 19-year-old West Milford resident was killed in Iraq on January 1, 2005,
while serving with the 2nd Marine Division, Small Craft Company. Parrello was
attached to a Marine Swift Boat Unit that patrolled the Tigris and Euphrates
rivers in Iraq. The Marine Corps said Parrello died "as a result of hostile
action" in Al Anbar province in Iraq.
In attendance were many dignitaries. The Parrello family, The Marine Corps League Lakeland
Detachment Unit 744, Passaic County Freeholders, West Milford Township Mayor
and Council, The Bergen County Firefighters Pipe Band and The Passaic County
Emerald Society Police and Fire Pipe Band.
Photos submitted by West Milford Fire Department photographer Raymond Shattuck
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2005 Macopin Volunteer Fire Company