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Lt. Col set to speak at Memorial Day event
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Local residents will gather Monday morning at Warren County Memorial Airport to remember those who gave their lives defending America.The ceremony, which always begins at 7 a.m. making it one of the earliest observances in the state, will be held outside the airport and lasts about 30 minutes.The keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Mark H. Ochsenbein, who, among his many military accomplishments, boasts over 700 parachute jumps including several balloon jumps with the Thai Special Forces in Thailand. His decorations and badges include the Bronze Star, Air Medal for Valor, Master Aviator’s Badge, Master Parachutist’s Badge, Special Forces Tab and Foreign Jump Wings from Thailand, Honduras, Germany and Canada.Lt. Col. Ochsenbein has done numerous tours including stints in Korea and Ft. Bragg.