NOV 11 VETERANS DAY PARADE GRAND MARSHAL - ED PULIDO
The Grand Marshal for the 2019 Veteran’s Day Parade is Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) who is the Senior Vice President of the Folds of Honor Foundation, a veteran’s charity that provides scholarships for the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded.
Pulido is also a founding member of Warriors for Freedom Foundation, a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and wellness support of our wounded veterans and their families. He is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism.
Pulido attained the rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005 was medically retired from the United States Army.
On August 17, 2004, Major Pulido hit a roadside bomb, while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his leg on October 1, 2004.
For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States, along with General David Petraeus, awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.