Ed Hinrichs named July 4th parade grand marshal

Ed Hinrichs of Forest Lake, a World War II Army Air Force veteran who spent years documenting the fate of flyers who were shot down over Europe during the war, will lead the 88th annual Forest Lake American Legion Post 225 Independence Day Parade on July 4th. Hinrichs, 90, was announced as the 2012 parade grand marshal at Post 225’s fireworks and parade fund-raiser last Friday night. Honorary grand marshals have also been named. They are Pete and Ann Pohl and Harold and Delores Lang. Both couples are from Forest Lake. Pete Pohl and Harold Lang are World War II veterans.