The Whitewater 4th of July Festival Committee and the Whitewater Lions Club welcome you to the 2019 Whitewater Area 4th of July Parade honoring our brave veterans and military service personnel.
Master Sergeant Jason Dean joined the Marine Corps in July of 1997 as a Ground Communications Technician. He deployed to Iraq in January of 2003 and again in January of 2006. He was wounded in action while serving with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Al Karmah, Iraq in 2006 and received the Purple Heart Medal.
In 2014, MSgt Dean was selected to represent the Marine Corps on the highly competitive Wounded Warrior Congressional Fellowship Program where he served on the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans affairs under Senator Bernie Sanders. He also served in the Pentagon as the Special Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, advising senior Pentagon officials on issues pertaining to wounded, ill, and injured servicemembers. He retired in November of 2017.
Master Sergeant Dean is the Commander of the Whitewater Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Junior Vice Commander for the Wisconsin 1st District VFW, and Junior Vice Commander of the Walworth County Marine Corps League.