Nominations for Grand Marshals at the 2010 Greek Parade on Fifth Ave.
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Vasilis Egglezos, Charles Marangoudakis, and Christos Vournas are seen in the front row on the left.
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York will be accepting proposals for the grand marshals of this year's Greek Parade on Fifth Ave. until Feb. 25, 2010. During the public meeting of Feb. 4, 2010, Matthew Bogdanos and Ernie Anastos were nominated. Colonel Matthew Bogdanos is an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan (since 1988), author, and a colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. In 2003, while on active duty in Marine Corps, he led the investigation into the looting of Iraq's National Museum, and was subsequently awarded the National Humanities Medal for his efforts. He had previously gained national attention for the prosecution of Sean Combs, who was acquitted of weapons and bribery charges in a 2001 trial stemming from a 1999 nightclub shootout. A native New Yorker, Mr. Bogdanos continues the hunt for stolen antiquities. Ernie Anastos is a popular television newscaster for Fox 5 News.