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Street in Sound Beach Dedicated to Local Veteran

Written by Ls Cohen  |  06. June 2021

On May 25, friends, family, and officials gathered for a dedication of Groveland Park Boulevard in Sound Beach to honor veteran Glen “Doc” Moody, a local resident.

 

On the corner of Groveland Park Boulevard and 7th Street, across from where Moody was raised, and his family still lives, a crowd gathered to watch as the local hero’s name was added to the street sign for Groveland Park Boulevard. It reads “HM2 Glen ‘Doc’ Moody.”

 

“I can think of no service greater than service to our country and Glen did that,” said Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner.

 

Glen “Doc” Moody. Photo: Town of Brookhaven. 

 

Moody was born and raised in Sound Beach. He enlisted out of high school and fought in the Afghanistan and Iraqi wars where he served as an FMF Corpsman with the United States Marines for six years.

 

After his return home, Moody suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 

He became an active member of the community by contributing to organizations and fundraisers for others suffering from PTSD. He spoke of his disorder freely to encourage others to seek help. He also trained with the LT Michael P. Murphy Sea Cadet Corps which is a nationwide organization dedicated to helping the youth of America build character and confidence.

 

During the ceremony Moody’s brother George spoke about his brother’s military service and his struggle to cope with PTSD.

 

On April 8, 2020 Glen succumbed to his battle with PTSD.

 

“His spirit still lives here, and I hope that today’s event brings comfort to his family and the community that he was proud to be a part of,” Councilwoman Bonner said.

 

Pictured above: (left to right) Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro; Glen Moody’s family: brother, George; sister, Jennifer; mother, Diane; father, Glen, Sr., Councilwoman Jane Bonner and event emcee, Bryan Mastrangelo.

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