Race Honors Nazareth Alumnus’ Sacrifice

Maj. Eugene McCarthy made the ultimate sacrifice 25 years ago.


The 1973 graduate of Nazareth H.S., East Flatbush, was the first Brooklyn casualty of the 1991 Gulf War. Family members and friends of Maj. Eugene McCarthy took part in an annual 5K race hosted in Marine Park by Nazareth H.S. to remember the alum’s sacrifice in the Gulf War.


To honor his legacy each year around Memorial Day, Nazareth has hosted an annual 5K memorial race through Marine Park along the same paths Maj. McCarthy traversed when he was home on leave. This year’s race was held on June 4, and each year, Maj. McCarthy’s family members and friends, as well as the Nazareth boys’ and girls’ track teams, take part in the run.


To read more about the race and the legacy left by Maj. Eugene McCarthy, click here.


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