The Brian Noonan Podcast
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“Mr. Fourth of July” Joe Marino talks Rockford fireworks

July 4, 201614 min
Brian Noonan talks to “Mr. Fourth of July” Joe Marino, a World War II veteran and Rockford icon who has been in charge of Rockford’s Independence Day fireworks display for over 50 years. Joe has received numerous awards, including the Key to the City of Rockford, Rockford Man of the Year Award, the Rockford Park District Distinguished Service Award, the Vice President George Bush Excellence Award, the President Ronald Reagan Award, and the President’s Service Award from Bill Clinton. Hear Joe […]

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