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El Paso parade marshals know life in the military

TOWN OF EL PASO--For a celebration with the theme "Honoring Our Military Men and Women," who better to serve as parade grand marshals than a couple well acquainted with the military?

Merlin and Denise Blaisdell will lead the El Paso Days parade on Sunday, Aug. 21. They have spent much of their married lives with service to their country as an important part.

Blaisdell said Wednesday he had a career in the Army and his wife said she has government service in her past. Both have moved frequently in the U.S. and overseas to fulfill their commitment.

Read more in the print version of the Herald July 21.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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