2017 Marine Corps League Midwest Convention

Midwest Fall Conference

The Midwest Fall Conference will be held October 20-22, 2017
Hosted by Lincoln County Marines Det. 1405
Sheraton Westport Plaza
900 Westport Plaza Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63146
Room Rate will be $109.00 + tax with free parking

Hotel phone – 314-878-1500 be sure to ask for Marine Corps League Rate
Deadline for hotel registration 29 September 2017

Banquet and Hospitality $60.00
Hospitality only $15.00
Banquet only $45.00
League Registration Fee $5.00
(Auxiliary or Guest don’t pay League Registration Fee)

Make Checks payable to Lincoln County Marines

Click here for 2017 Midwest Fall Conference Registration

Mail to:
Janice Hartley
26 Jody Drive
St. Peters, Missouri 63376-2311


Midwest Division Marine Corps League

Department Conference

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


Semper Fi

John Byrnes

Commandant #1025

Jerry Ingram Happy 90th Birthday,

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!

Semper Fi!

The Detachment Staff


Our oldest, and probably dearest member, Max DeWeese will turn 96 years old on March 20, 2017


Max I. DeWeese was born March 20, 1921.  He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and served throughout the south Pacific until he was separated from active duty in 1946.  He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 18th Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division as a rifleman.  Max was in the first landing on Guadalcanal.  Following Guadalcanal Max was assigned to the Engineers and became a flamethrower operator.  He went on to serve on Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian Islands. During his service he received two Purple Heart Medals for wounds received in combat and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.

In 1949, Max joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was recalled to active duty during the Korean War. He served at Camp Pendleton and then was transferred to Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia, where he was a weapons instructor.

Max spent a total of 23 years serving the United States of America in the United States Marine Corps.

Thank you, Max, for your dedication and service!

Happy Birthday Max!

Semper Fi!

The Detachment Staff



The Newsletter has been published.

The Detachment newsletter has been published. MCL Newsletter February  2017

MCL February Newsletter Corrections – jjbyrnes23@gmail.com – Gmail

There are errors in the calendar in the newsletter:

22 February:  Meeting time is 1900/7:00p.m., not 06:30p.m.

08 MarchIwo Jima Memorial is 03 March

22 March:  Meeting time is 1900/7:00p.m., not 06:30p.m

72nd Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony


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.


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