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Marine Captain first woman to lead Western Springs Memorial Day parade

Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 11:59 a.m. CST

WESTERN SPRINGS – Marine Capt. Melissa Ventrone will be the first woman to serve as grand marshal of Western Springs' Memorial Day parade, which VFW Post 10778 will host Monday.

Ventrone, a lawyer, spent seven months in Afghanistan, where her duties included overseeing the operation of an intermediate maintenance company.

The parade starts on at 10 a.m. on Hillgrove Avenue. 

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