- Drivers meeting will be held at 9:00 at the west side of the bank to discuss parade.
- Car number signs will be provided with veterans names and veteran information
- Click HERE to get driver information.

Front: Bill Ciriello

Front:  Leroy Owen

Car #30:  48 Nash - Joe and Sue Livingston

Jeep #J3:  WWII Jeep
Driven by Doug Hvidston

Front:  John Razenberg

 Front: John Eads
Rear: Dick Martin
Rear:  Assist - Wife

Car #8:  31 Chevy Coach - Don Anderson

Car #26:  PT Cruiser - Bill Doss

Jeep #J6:  WWII Jeep
Driven by Mike McComus

Air Force Branch Service Flag (10)
Carried by WWII Reenactor in period dress

Car #15:  49 Ford Pickup - Bob Pencek

Car #17:  53 Studabaker - Jim Turner

Car #5:  31 Model A Roadster - Michael and Janet Poulimas

Car #3:  38 Packard - Andy Wolf

Car #1:  57 Austin Healey - Lewis Jay

Front: Carl Henn
Rear: Warren Engelhardt

McClure Brothers Banner
Carried by Family Members

Army Branch Service Flag (21)
Carried by WWII Reenactors in period dress

Anthem VOA Banner

Carried by Anthem VOA Veterans

Site Updated:  June 30
Updates indicated by *** NEW ***


Veteran's Name
Bob Burchette
John Eads
Mark Griffin
Jack Mansell
Dick Martin
Charles Ormsby
Bob Pedigo
Alex Rearick
​Bill Sigward
Total ==> 9

- Photographers will be taking pictures of the WWII veterans at
  the staging area and during the parade.
- Pictures will be posted on this website after the parade and can
   be downloaded for free.
- Click HERE to see the pictures.

                          WATCHING THE PARADE
- A small area has been designated one block west of Centier bank for visitors to 
  to watch the parade.  Stephen Hardwick will hold meeting with family members.
- This area is located at the NW corner of AAA way and East Carmel drive. 
- See the map on attached page for exact location.   Click HERE to see the map. 
- Bring chairs if you want to sit.

                                    STAGING AREA
- The WWII veterans will meet at Centier bank located at 568 E. Carmel Drive.
-  Since the bank has limited seating, we are requesting that only 
   veterans and those that need to assist the veterans come inside the bank.

- The bank will close at 10:30 and will not be accessible after he parade.

Click HERE to see all the WWII Veterans which will serve as the Grand Marshalls.
Click HEREto see all the cars which the veterans will ride in.


Pictures will be posted on this website and Facebook on Monday July 13.

Click HERE to go to the picture page.

This site gives information about the WWII Grand Marshalls in the Carmel Parade.  For more information about the parade, visit the following official sites.
CarmelFest Website
Carmel Fest Facebook Page


8:00  - Anthem VOA sets up for breakfast
8:30  - Veterans Arrive at Centier Bank for continental breakfast.

8:45 - Antique Cars Should Arrive No Later Than

9:00 - Drivers meeting (Coordinator Bill Doss)

9:30 - Antique cars line up at the front entrance of the bank

9:40 - Veterans get into antique cars (Coordinator:  Jim Turner)

10:10 - Parade unit gets into parade line.

10:30 - Parade starts (Jet fly over WWII Veteran group)

11:25 - Parade ends (load picture carriers into cars/shuttle)

11:35 - Veterans arrive back at Centier bank with police escort

                               END OF PARADE
- Veterans will be brought back to the back at approximately 11:40 to reunite with families.
- All other parade participants will ride shuttles at the end of the parade back to the bank.
-Our goal is to have WWII Veterans and picture carriers reunite with families at the bank.

Jeep #J1:  WWII Jeep
Driven by Ted Pontiaf

Front: Bob Burchette
Rear:  Charles Ormsby
Rear:  Assist - Daughter

Car #13:  -61 Corvette - Fred Wicker

Rear:  Jimmy McDowell
Rear:  Assist - Daughter

Front: Jim Moffett

Car #6:  40 Ford Coupe - Al Seidel

Front: Robert Parr
Rear:  Clarice Jean Lucius
​Rear:  Ed Pursel

Front :  Bob Swift
Rear:  Joe Reynolds

Car #10:  50 Mercury - Jim Beaman (VR)

Car #14:  52 Chevy - John Chandler (VR)

Due to our commitment to honor as many WWII veterans as possible we are limiting seating of guests to only those who will provide medical assistance and assist the veterans.

Thank you for your understanding.

Front: Joe Macri

Front: Frank Bertalon

WWII Bannor
Carried by Ian, Ivy and Austin

American Period Flags
Carmel Boy Scout Troop 202

Veteran's Name
Richard Dorn
Joe Macri
Carl Scott
Total ==> 3

Veteran's  Name                    
Andy Anderson                  
Jack Baxter                           
Toby Cohen                         
George Dingledy  
Warren Engelhardt, age 102               
William Fischer
Charles Hallagan                   
Carl Henn                             
Bob McClure                       
Dick McClure                        
Jim McClure                          
Jimmy McDowell                 
Gene Milligan                       
Dick Neal                             
Jessee Parnell
John Razenberg
Joe Reynolds
Lyle Spaugh
Bob Swift
Kenny Talbert
Gene Taylor
Total ==> 21

                         PARADE INFORMATION

- The parade route is 2 miles long and the length  is 1 hour.
- Over 50,000 spectators will watch the parade, the 2nd largest in Indiana.  
- Several local TV stations will be covering the parade.
- A reviewing stand will be in the middle of the parade route 
   where information will be given about the WWII veterans.


Veterans should bring the following with them to the parade.
- WWII Hat
- Picture poster received during Indy honors flight.  Turn posters in at reception table.
   If you do not have one, we will make one for you.  Posters given to veterans after parade

For any questions regarding the WWII veterans grand marshals,
contact Michael Poulimas at 317-441-0804 or email me at

- There will be a continental breakfast served at Centier bank from 9-10:00 for
   the WWII Veterans

- A McDonalds is two buildings east of Centier bank where visitors and family
  members can dine.

Click HERE to see the following maps:
- Staging Area Location                                              - Staging Area Parking
- Parade seating area (reserved and general)        - Parade Route                       

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Car #00 51 Pontiac Chieftan - Bob Jones


Front: Driver's Wife
Rear:  Mark Griffin
Rear:  Jack Mansell

Car #29:  - 66 Pontiac Lemans - David Martin

Car #25:  60 Ford Thunderbird - Dave Wheatley

Car #28:  47 Pontiac Streamliner - John & Tammy Stewart

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Car #24:  29 Model A Sedan - Bill Clary (MAC)

Front:  Edward Moss

Car #22:  29 Model A Coupe -  Mac Willoughby (MAC)

Front: Irv Herman

Front: Andy Anderson

Car #27:  - 41 Ford - Jim Hayes (VR)

Front:  Gene Milligan
Rear: Toby Cohen

Navy Branch Service Flag (15)
Carried by WWII Reenactor in period dress

Rear: Chester Brantley
Rear: Kenney Talbert

McClure Brothers

McClure Brothers
Bob, Dick and Jim

Coast Guard Branch Service Flag (1)
Carried by WWII Reenactor 
                    in period dress

Garrison Size US flag 36' x 24'
Carried by:
Howard County Vietnam Veterans
Anthem VOA
Patriot Guard Riders


Veteran's Name
Calvin Arnold
Chester Brantley
Bill Ciriello
Joe Dietz
Jack Feightner
Irv Herman
Darrel Hout
Clarice Jean Lucius
Edward Moss
Edward Pursel
Robert Parr
Ken Rash
Maurice Stout
William Waggoner
Total ==> 14

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Front: Driver's Wife
Rear:  Alex Rearick
Rear:  Assist - Wife

Car #2:  41 Caddilac - Don Ray

Car #21:  29 Model A Phaeton - Bob Flanagan (MAC)

Front :  Gene Taylor
Rear:  William Fischer
Rear:  Assist - Wife

Car #12:  55 Chevy Belair - Dan Moore (VR)

Front:  Jessee Parnell

Car #7:  60 Corvette - Dave Heflin (VR)

Car #9:  - 29 Model A Roadster - Dave Heflin (VR)

Front:   Dick Neal

Front:  Wife
Rear: George Dingledy
Rear:  Assist - Daughter

Front:  Carl Scott
Rear:  Richard Dorn
Rear:  Assist - Old Meridian Staff

Grand Marshal Banner
Carried  by:  Carmel Feast Staff

Veteran's Name
Frank Bertalon
Total ==> 1

Front:  Ken Rash
Rear:  Joe Dietz
Rear:  Maurice Stout

Front: Assist
Rear:  Bob Pedigo
Rear: Assist

Car #11:  66 Olds Cutlass - John Graham

Car #18:  31 Model A Deluxe Coupe- Gary Reece (MAC)

Car #20:  29 Model A Sports Coupe - Warren Smith (MAC)

Front:  Jack Feightner
Rear: Darrel Hout
​Rear:  Assist Darrel Hout

Front: Jack Baxter

Car #4:  - 31 Model A Sedan - Arlis Tyner (VR)

Front:  William Waggoner
Rear:  Calvin Arnold
Rear:  Assist - Claire
            Bridge Staff

Jeep #5:  WWII Jeep from MAC
Driven by Don Schlafer

Jeep #J4:  WWII Jeep
Driven Joe Whitemore

Jeep #J2:  WWII Jeep
Driven by Don Lewis

Front: General Patton

Thank you to the following organizations which are taking part in honoring the WWII grand marshals
CarmelFeast Parade Committee                                                    Centier Bank                                                                            
Carmel Boy Scout Troop 202                                                          Howard County Vietnam Veterans
Indy Honors Flight                                                                             Military Vehicle Restoration Group
Indiana Patriot Guard Riders                                                           Veterans of Anthem
WWII Reenactors, Company G, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division

Front :  Charles Hallagan


Front:  Lyle Spaugh

Front:  Bill Sigward

Car #16:  30 Model A Pickup - Mike Mattingly (MAC)

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Car #23:  31 Model A Tudor Sedan - Farrell Kiesel (MAC)

Car #19:  29 Model A Phaeton - Les Sebring

Marine Branch Service Flag (3)
Carried by WWII Reenactor 
                   in period dress