During World War II, Jerry Ingram enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 15. By the time he fought on Iwo Jima he held the rank of SSgt and was a tank commander. Jerry counts himself among the lucky ones on that desolate, violent island. He was not wounded in the carnage that killed and wounded so many members of his 4th Marine Division.
Over the years, Jerry has served in many capacities in the 4th Marine Division’s veteran’s organization. He initiate the placement of a memorial monument at Leavenworth National Cemetery to recognize the sacrifices of his comrades. Each year, Jerry organizes a remembrance on the anniversary of Iwo Jima at the National Cemetery.
Jerry is a true Marine, a survivor and a cherished member of the Marine Corps League.
Happy 90th Birthday, Jerry!
The Detachment Staff
Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and Auxiliary,
2017 Department of Kansas Conference – Wichita Kansas June 3, 2017
Best Western Airport Inn and Conference Center 6815 W. Kellogg Drive Wichita, KS 67209 (316) 942-5600 Call direct if overnight room wanted. Ask for Marine League rate $74.99 Free breakfast included with room. There is no registration fee. Registration and Breakfast 0800 – 0900 Breakfast: $10.00 per person, payable at the door Business Meeting 0900 – 1200 Lunch 1200 – 1300 Lunch: Sandwich/Salad Bar $12.00 per person, payable at the door Business Meeting Continues (if needed) 1300 Devil Dog Growl Follows Business meeting
The hotel reservations for the 2017 MCL National Convention opens on
Monday August 15, 2016 at 0800.
The Detachment newsletter has been published. MCL Newsletter February 2017
MCL February Newsletter Corrections – firstname.lastname@example.org – Gmail
There are errors in the calendar in the newsletter:
22 February: Meeting time is 1900/7:00p.m., not 06:30p.m.
08 March: Iwo Jima Memorial is 03 March
22 March: Meeting time is 1900/7:00p.m., not 06:30p.m
72nd Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony will be at Leavenworth National Cemetery Friday 3rd March 2017, at 1100 (11am). The Band concert to start at 1030 (10:30am) and we should be at Leavenworth National Cemetery by 1000 (10am), Uniform of the day MCL Long-sleeved uniform, with cover.
We have lost Marine John Denton: please find the link to his obituary here.
The Denton family requests donations be made to the Larry Openheimer Marine Corps League Detatchment 1025 in lieu of flowers.
Marine Corps League Det. 1025
9550 Pflumm Road
Lenexa, KS 66215
You can also contact Detachment Commandant John Byrnes:
Detachment Officers 2016-2017 – Commandant: John Byrnes, Senior Vice Commandant: Ken Fain, Junior Vice Commandant: Steve Thomas, Judge Advocate: Bob Patterson, Adjutant / Paymaster: Bill Clinton, Chaplain: Max Deweese, SGT. at Arms: Marcia Sands
The members of the Detachment participated in the 2016 Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony at Leavenworth National Cemetery this past March.