On January 26, 2019 Marine Families was happy to debut the newly formed Krewe of Semper Fi in the Gasparilla Parade of Pirates in Tampa, FL. KOSF will serve as a community outreach program and will host active duty military, veterans and their families. Today riding as our guests are 4 Marines and 3 Army National Guardsmen. 2 local NJROTC students will carry our banner and other active duty military will participate. Last night at our float reveal party everyone got to meet “FRANK” the tank. Frank was built by 3 dedicated Marine Families members; Richard Deathe Jr a Army Vietnam Veteran, JJ Biblis a Army National Guard Veteran and Bruce Novatko a Marine Veteran dad and one of the BOD’s of Marine Families. These guys worked extremely hard for the past months to help make this dream a reality. Special thanks to so many others who helped make this all happen by donating time & goods; Karen DesLauriers Kroupa, Matthew Novatko, Tim Innamorato our artist & painter and many others. Stayed tuned for more pics of our parade debut and if you are a local please watch the parade or give us a shout out, if you are there, as we go by.