WHO: Dennis Michael Leonard III, Augusta's 31st grand marshal will lead today's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
REACTION TO THE TITLE: Being chosen as this year's grand marshal was "one of the biggest shocks of my life. Being selected as Augusta's 2008 grand marshal is a great honor for me and my entire family and we are all sharing in it."
LINE OF GRAND MARSHALS: He is not the first in his family to receive the honor of grand marshal. He is succeeding a line of relatives including his father and two uncles, Jack Markwalter and Floyd Gambill. Mr. Leonard said he remembers marching in the parade since he was 3.
FAMILY: Wife, Jeannie; five sons; two sisters; five brothers
-- Lindsay Thetford, staff writer