Trumbull resident and helicopter pilot Jeorge Jay King will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Memorial Day Parade. King spent eight years in the Army, flying the AH-64D Apache gunship in places like Germany and Iraq before retiring from active duty in 2008 with the rank of captain.
King enlisted in May of 2000 after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. King also holds an MBA. He received his commission through the Army ROTC Program and subsequently completed flight training at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He served with the 1st Armored Division, 501st Aviation Battalion in Hanau, Germany. Later, he served with the 1st Cavalry Division, 227th Aviation Battalion in Fort Hood, Texas. He completed two 15-month tours in Iraq.