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Volume 32—Issue 11

December 2006


Central Indiana Marine Family News * Marine Corps League * 1st Marine Division Assoc * * Marine Corps Coordinating Council * MCROA * WM Assoc * * Montford Point Assoc * Central Indiana Young Marines * * Other USMC & Division Assoc’s *

"Mommy, who brings Santa presents?"

Zone” towards Grandma’s in Albany.” “He whispers his thanks to those standing guard in Arlington, this dark lonely eve; (it was his hundredth question of the day) bows his head in respect for those who have died, asking comfort for those who His little face gazed up solemnly; grieve.” She was at a loss for words to say. ”He’ll stop off quick at Quantico, and Parris She hugged him tight and smoothed his Island too, they’ll refill his pack with toys blanket and thought of Santa and all that flying ‘round a world caught up in tragedy, there, for kids not as lucky as you.” “At Camp Pendleton he’ll land the sleigh a world at risk – so many dying. Yet this unselfish five year old with Christ- For the reindeer need to rest and even Santa needs to eat and drink (they’ve left mas starlight in his eyes had to think and wonder who would give Santa his own sur- cookies and milk in the mess.)” “So you see sweetheart, he does get gifts prise. all through our Christmas Eve night. He’s Then carefully she chose her words so he would understand how the scope of safe, he’s guided, protected and loved Throughout his worldwide flight.” Santa’s trip ‘cross each and every land. ”Men like Daddy give him the same gifts "Your Daddy and men like him, son, give they bestow on the world each day. Santa gifts this night each time he leaves All gifts can’t be wrapped up in ribbons the North Pole, they help him plan his and bows, can you see what I’m trying to flight." "They tell him when it’s safe to fly so he’ll say?” come to no harm from our Okinawan high We can stay calm and serene. He belongs to the world, rise to the smallest German farm.” “In camouflage they guard him from every but especially us – dune to each oasis – in deserts torn apart You see, Santa was once a Marine.” by war, bringing gifts to hiding places.” By Paula “Helicopters are his mountain escort, protecting him at such a price! So Afghani boys and girls like you will have candy, toys and even rice.” “When he flies over seas and oceans ships and carriers light his way while submarines listen in on sonar – none will let him go astray.” “Men like Daddy guard the White House too, as they watch our flag fly free, then map out a route past the “No Fly


National Museum Of the

Marine Corps Dedicated on November 10, 2006

Pictures tell the story


Central Indiana Marine Points of Contact Marine Corps League H.I. Bearss Det: Office 317-546-7228; Commandant Bud Albright 317-535-7547; Chaplain Jesus Quintana 317-445-9509. Marine Corps League J.P. Farber Det: Commandant Jerry Morgan 1st Marine Division Assoc: Steve Risch 317 255-2678 3rd Marine Division Assoc: Russ Eaglin 317-201-7066 Montford Point Association: President Johnny Washington 317-549-2849 Woman Marine Association: Diana Ward 317-873-4113 Marine Corps Coordinating Council: Lt. Col. Haislip 317-923-1584 Marine Inspector Instructor: Capt. Zindars & 1stSgt Murphy 317-923-1584 Marine Recruiting Service: 317-554-0507 Marine For Life Program: vacant Central Indiana Young Marines: SgtMaj Magana 317-523-7130 Editor: Scuttlebutt & Marine eScuttlebutt: Russ Eaglin 317-201-7066 Cli

President George W. Bush meets with Dan and Deb Dunham, the parents of fallen U.S. Marine Corporal Jason Dunham of Scio, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 10, 2006 at the dedication ceremony of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va. During the ceremony President Bush announced their son, who would have celebrated his 25th birthday Friday, will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions in April 2004, when he gave his own life to protect his fellow Marines from the blast of an enemy grenade. White House photo by Paul Morse

Medal of Honor

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The Hiram I. Bearss Detachment presented recognition awards during the Christmas dinner to honor those members and other parties that have contributed to the betterment of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps League. Below is a list of the awards and the names of those recognized:

Detachment Marine Corps Leaguer of the Year: Diana J. Ward Distinguished Service Medal's with Citations: Fred W. Axthelm, Buzz T. Smith, and Robert M. Book Distinguished Citizen Medal's (Bronze) with Citations: Philip L. Fowler, Lloyd L. Louks, and Anthony J. Mungovan Meritorious Individual Citation's with ribbon bar authorized: Dan G. Switzer, Russell L. Eaglin, Mac Magana, James N. Wade, Jesus Quintana, Jr., William J. Krier, William R. Schreiner, and Stephen R. Risch Rainbow Medal with Citation: Consuelo M. Hamm and Dr. Thomas M. Terpinas, MD Chapel of the Four Chaplains' Award - Plaque: Loren E. Minnix Framed Embossed Distinguished Service Certificates: Tim Derloshon, Ted MacDonald, Everett J. McFarland, Jr., Robert J. Bryarly, Ruth Holladay, Annabel Brunton, and Timothy J. Cornelius Special Leadership Award with Gavel Plaque & Commandant's Medal: Commandant Ronald W. "Bud" Albright Certificate's of Appreciation:, and Angel Elite Catering. Special Marine “Crops� Award: Don Myers

Thanks to Marine Don Myers for his work and effort as our Awards Officer. Job Well Done!!


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