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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Town Dedicates Groveland Park Blvd. in Sound Beach to Honor HM2 Glen “Doc” Moody U.S. Navy

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Farmingville, NY – On Tuesday, May 25, the Town of Brookhaven dedicated Groveland Park Blvd. in Sound Beach in honor of HM2 Glen “Doc” Moody, U.S. Navy. A large crowd of family, friends and neighbors gathered at the corner of Groveland Park Blvd. and 7th Street, across from where Glen was raised, and his family still lives. During the event, Glen’s brother George spoke in heartfelt words about his brother’s military service and his struggle to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Pictured at left (left to right) are 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. Pictured at right is Glen “Doc” Moody. The event was also attended by friends and neighbors, as well as members of VFW Post 6249 from Rocky Point, Long Island Sea Cadets, the Sound Beach Fire Department and more.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “I can think of no service greater than service to our country and Glen did that. 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. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share with us this very special day.”

Highway Superintendent Dan Losquadro said, “I was honored to participate in the honorary street dedication in Glen’s name. I applaud his family for helping to bring awareness to this insidious mental health disease and all those who continue to struggle with it.”

Glen “Doc” Moody was born and raised in Sound Beach. He enlisted in the Navy 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, Glen suffered from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In an effort to live a positive fulfilling life and find peace, Glen became an active member of the community. He contributed to fund raisers for others suffering from PTSD and spoke of his disorder freely to encourage others to seek help. Glen 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. Glen was also active with the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation which helps provide service dogs to veterans suffering with PTSD and helps them adjust to life outside the military. His efforts impacted so many people and touched so many lives. On April 8, 2020 Glen succumbed to his battle with PTSD.
Glen Moody Street Dedication group photo

moody with service dog

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