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
All photos copyright © 2005 Macopin Volunteer Fire Company