Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.
We band together those Marines and Navy Corpsmen who are now serving in and with the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans.
The MCL perpetuates the history of the United States Marine Corps by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and Auxiliary,
2018 Department of Kansas Conference – Independence Kansas June 2, 2018
Southeast Kansas Detachment
Date: June 2, 2018
Place: VFW Post 1186
113 E Mrytle, Independence 67301
Brought to you by,
“The Marine Corps League Department of New York
and the Marine Corps League Department of New York Auxiliary and Devil Dogs”!
With a lot of help from Visit Buffalo, The Hyatt Hotel, the Buffalo Convention Center and the people of Buffalo, NY
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 91st Birthday, Jerry!
The Detachment Staff
Marines, FMF Corpsmen and Auxiliary:
The 73rd Iwo Jima Memorial Ceremony at the Leavenworth National Cemetery is on Friday, 9th March at 1330 (1:30 pm). MCL Members the Uniform of the day is your Cover and if you have the MCL undress Long-sleeved uniform. Everyone attending should be at Leavenworth National Cemetery by 1200 (12pm) the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City is performing before the ceremony at 1:00 pm. If anyone would like to carpool we will be meeting at the VFW at 1045 (10:45pm) and leave at 1100 (11am) If anyone has questions or needs more information contact Ken Fain 913-980-7464 firstname.lastname@example.org or me (John Byrnes) 913-268-9363 email@example.com . The weather looks like its going to cooperate, the forecast is for 61° and partly Sunny so lets have a good turnout.
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
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