Grand Marshal

101st Leavenworth County Veterans Day Observance
John Reichley

2020 LV County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal

John Reichley, Maj. (retired), US Army
Maj. Reichley served in the 2nd, 5th, and 10th cavalry regiments during his active duty. He was in a cavalry squadron in Vietnam, and there for the Tet Offensive. He continued to serve his country in several positions at the Command and General Staff College since 1978. Mr. Reichley is a Fellow in The Company of Military Historians, a member of the Ft. Leavenworth Historical Society, Leavenworth County Historical Society, American Society of Military Insignia Collectors, and Ohio Valley Military Society. He also has a twice weekly column for The Leavenworth Times and has authored hundreds of articles for magazines and newspapers around the world.

John Reichley is a stalwart member of the Leavenworth Community. His involvement in community activities is far-reaching across many venues and interests. He is a tour guide for the Kansas City World War I Museum as well as a tour guide for the Fort Leavenworth Military Historical Museum. He is a renowned historian on military issues and a sought-after speaker and lecturer on all subjects related to military history. In 2013 John was elected “Citizen of the Year” for Leavenworth County.

Gary Raby

2020 LV County Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshal

Gary Raby, Master Chief (retired), US Navy
in 1983 after 21 years serving his country in the Navy. He served on 4 aircraft carriers and 2 submarines during his military career.
He and his wife, Jan, have been married for 51 years. Gary is a Gold Star father as his son passed away in 1986. Gary and his wife have 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter, 1 grandson, and 5 great grandchildren. He and his wife started Military Memorabilia located at 412 Delaware, Leavenworth, KS in 2003.


Patricia Riner

2020 LV County Veterans Day Parade Honorary Grand Marshal

MSG David C. Royer
Honorary Grand Marshall of the 2020 Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade is MSG David C. Royer who was born on September 17, 1985 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. After graduating from high school in 2004, he joined the Army in January 2005. David attended OSUT at Fort Leonard, MO. His first assignment was Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 2005-2006. He was stationed at Fort Knox, KY from 2006-2009. In 2009 he was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, KS until 2012 with a deployment to Iraq throughout 2011. MSG Royer was next stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, MO where he was a drill sergeant from 2012-2014. His final duty station was back at Fort Leavenworth from 2014-2020. On June 22, 2020 MSG Royer was medically separated from the Army. Throughout his career, duty assignments consisted of Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Military Police Investigator NCOIC, Drill Sergeant, Sergeant of the Guard, Watch Commander, and Operations NCOIC.
Royer was honored August 11, 2020 when he was presented with the Mayor’s Award for Community Service by Leavenworth Mayor Mike Griswold for his part in stopping an active shooter on the Centennial Bridge on May 27, 2020.

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