HURON – A decorated Huron native who served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan will deliver the keynote address at Huron’s Memorial Day program on May 29.
Marty Skovlund Jr. will be guest speaker at the program that begins at 10 a.m. at the Huron High School auditorium. This is a new location for the annual event.
The program is sponsored by the Huron Veterans Council.
Skovlund served as a ranger in the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, one of the most elite units in the U.S. military. He is also a published journalist and award-winning film producer who is on the History channel’s TV show “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald.”
Among his many awards and decorations are the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Army Good Conduct Medal (second award). The public is invited to attend at no charge.