Month: May 2018

Marine Corps League

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.marine corps league 500

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.

Department Conference

Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and Auxiliary,

2018 Department of Kansas Conference – Independence Kansas June 2, 2018

Southeast Kansas Detachment

Date: June 2, 2018

Time: 09:00AM

Place: VFW  Post 1186

113 E Mrytle,  Independence 67301

 

 

Jerry Ingram Happy 91st 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 91st  Birthday, Jerry!

Semper Fi!

The Detachment Staff

Jerry