Circuit Judge Kent Crow has been named the Grand Marshal for the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Eureka Springs.
Crow, born in Berryville, Ark., graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and attended Law School at the University of Arkansas.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1972 and again from 1977 to 1983. He served two tours in the Republic of Vietnam as a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division and as a helicopter pilot with the 192nd Assault Company. He also served with the 2nd Infantry Division, the 25th Infantry Division and the 7th Infantry Division. Among his awards are the Bronze Star for Valor and the Purple Heart. He is a member of the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars and the Vietnam Helicopter Pilot’s Association.
After his military service he returned to Arkansas in 1983 and served on the Berryville City Council; Board of Directors of the Merlin Foundation; St. John’s Hospital Ethics Committee; People Helping People; Habitat For Humanity; The Carroll County Multi-Disciplinary Team, the Carroll County Historic Society and the Good Shepherd Humane Society.
As an attorney he worked as an associate for Mary Ann Gunn in Washington County and for Vowell & Atchley in Berryville. He opened his law practice in Berryville and worked in the areas of criminal law, juvenile law, real estate, domestic relations, probate and trusts.
Crow was appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee as the District Court Judge for Carroll County’s Eastern District in 2006 and was elected as Circuit Judge for Carroll County in May 2008.
The 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., March 16, traveling on Spring Street through historic downtown Eureka Springs.