Dearborn’s Memorial Day parade

Photos by Steve Wielkopolan

With 2011 being the 50th anniversary year of the Vietnam War, the Dearborn Memorial Day Parade paid tribute to the 69 soldiers from Dearborn who died in the war. Parade participants carried posters of the fallen soldiers, and Adrian Crownaur (below), the military disc jockey whose life inspired the main character in the 1989 movie, “Good Morning Vietnam!” was the grand marshal.