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Nazareth High School Eugene McCarthy Memorial Run/Walk (5K)

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 8:00 AM

Marine Major Eugene McCarthy is a 1973 graduate of Nazareth Regional High School. Following graduation from Nazareth, Eugene went on to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Serving his country through active service in the United States Marine Corp, he rose to the rank of Major. His career path included training as a Navy diver and paratrooper, having completed the very challenging Army Ranger School. His spirit of commitment to his country continued as he became a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, graduating first in his Academy class. As a Special Agent he volunteered for several tours of duty in South America as a part of Operation Snowcap.

In 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, Eugene gave his life for his country while flying a helicopter in Saudi Arabia.

Eugene is memorialized at the Major McCarthy Memorial Triangle located at East 31st Street, Avenue N, and Kings Highway in Brooklyn.

In addition to honoring Major McCarthy, proceeds from this event benefit the Eugene McCarthy Fund at Nazareth Regional High School to provide students the benefit of an outstanding High School education.

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