​Grand Marshals

Lt.Col. John J. Sega, USMCR

Capt. J. Kipling Louttit, USCG

​Honorary Grand Marshals

Chief Clifford Chaffee, USN(ret)

Christopher Martin, Cal. Army National Guard (ret)

Clifford Chaffee


Thomas M. Murphy

In 1942, President Roosevelt and Congress established a Presidential Directive giving African Americans an opportunity to be recruited into the U.S. Marine Corps. These African Americans, from all states, were not sent to white Marine Corps training bases; the traditional boot camps at Perris Island  N.C. and San Diego, CA.    The approximately 20,000 black Marines trained at  Montfod Point, N.C., between 1942 and 1949


​Grand Marshal

Stan Chambers


​Grand Marshal

Walter Ehlers


​Grand Marshals

John Morris & Angela Madsen


Allan Kobrick

​​​​​​​       Captain Phillips was born and raised in Lockport, New York.  After high school, he attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated with the Class of 1968. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1969.  Over the next twenty years, he served in a number of aviation squadrons and commanded squadrons both ashore and afloat.  During his career he logged over 5000 flight hours and 500 aircraft carrier landings.
His military decorations include three Legion of Merit medals, three Meritorious Service medals, the Navy Achievement Medal, two Combat Action Ribbons and various unit and campaign medals/ribbons.
     When  Captain Phillips retired, with over 27 years of active duty service in July 1995,  he joined the City of Long Beach as a Navy Reuse Consultant to help coordinate the City’s planning efforts for the reuse of the closed Naval Station and Shipyard properties.  In 1997, he became a member of the City’s management staff. In 2001 he was appointed as Administration Bureau Chief for the Long Beach Police Department. He retired from the City at the end of December 2015.


       He and Susan, his wife of 46 years, are residents of Long Beach, where Susan works as a Personal Fitness Trainer.  They have an adult daughter, Blake, who lives and works in the Long Beach area.     



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Adm. Kevin P. Eldridge


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Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague

​Honorary Grand Marshals

​Juan Fajardo

Gold Star Mothers

Merchant Marine Veterans


Grand Marshal


Honorary Grand Marshals

Col. Lisa Costanza, Cal. Army National Guard

CWO Dave Kean, USA


Grand Marshal


Elizabeth Barba

     Sergeant Del Rosario was raised in Long Beach, CA. He graduated from Robert A. Millikan High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach.  
     In October 2012, Sergeant Del Rosario enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Sergeant Del Rosario graduated recruit training as the Series Honor Graduate.
     Upon completion of recruit training, Sergeant Del Rosario graduted from School of the Infantry (West) for Marine Combat Training, Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center at Dam Neck, Virginia, Combat Marksmanship Coach Course at Weapons Training Battalion, Quantico, and Military Occupation Specialty of Combat Marksmanship Coach also at Quantico.

      Sergeant Del Rosario was meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal. In October of 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

     Sergeant Del Rosario is currently serving as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Intelligence Section of MWSS-473 and is a mentor to junior Marines.
     In June 2014, Sergeant Del Rosario was hired by the Long Beach Police Department. He graduated from the Long Beach Police Academy in December of 2015 as the class president. Police Officer Del Rosario is currently assigned to afternoon patrol in North Division.


​Grand Marshals

Mark Kriski, Gayle Anderson, Carlos Amezcua, & Sam Rubin


​Honorary Grand Marshal


​Grand Marshal

Art Linkletter

Mitchell T. Key


21st Annual

Rudy Rios

Keith McCart



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Johnny Grant

Rear Admiral

Mark D. Guadagnini

William "Jack" McDowell


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Bob Seagren


​Grand Marshal

Col. Anita Latin, USAF

​Honorary Grand Marshal

Lt.Col. John Kanaley, USA

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Stephen Peck



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Steve Edwards, Dorothy Lucey, & Jillian Barberies

​Honorary Grand Marshal

Tom Hennessey


​Grand Marshal

Clarence Bramley

​Honorary Grand Marshal

Rosie The Riveter Foundation


Robert Hammond

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10am

Long Beach


​Grand Marshals

Paul Moyer


Colleen Williams