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Marine Corps League Mission Statement: October 2012 Vol. 10 Editor Joe Hughes

Meetings: 4th Wed. of the Month VFW Post 7397 9550 Pflumm in Lenexa, KS 66215 http://www.mclopks.org

Officers: Commandant:

Marcia Sands masands1@aol.com Senior Vice:

Jim Denton dentondelivery@aol.com Junior Vice: John Byrnes jj-byrnes@sbcglobal.net J.A.G.: Rick Hinrichs rhinrichs@kc.rr.com PAY./ADJ.: Bill Clinton bdclint@sbcglobal.net Chaplain: Joe Hughes jmhughes@everestkc.net SGT. at Arms:

Dave Wood dwood1903@gmail.com

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, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service 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; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Detachment Commandant’s Message Fellow Marines, once again, I am sad to inform you that another of our members, Remy Maes, has passed away. I do not know how to express my sorrow each time this happens. It is a fact of life, of course, but I do not have to like it. We had eleven of our members participate in Remy’s Fallen Marine ceremony, and showed his family that he will be missed. Thanks to all of you who attended. Our 237th Marine Corps Birthday is next month. Our dinner to celebrate the occasion will be on Wednesday, November 7th. If at all possible, please plan to pay your $20 (per person) at our October meeting, Thursday, October 25th. The menu will include a choice of beef or chicken, and you will need to specify your choice when you pay. Please note that our next meeting is not on our usual 4th Wednesday of the month. It will be the day after, on Thursday, October 25th, due to a conflict with a longstanding commitment by the VFW. This was voted on at the September meeting. All other meetings will be the same, on the 4th Wednesday. Also, the Marine Corps Birthday Dinner is the only meeting we will have in November, and there will be no meeting in December. We will be


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This Month in Marine Corps History 1 October 1997: The first African-American female colonel in the Marine Corps was promoted to that rank during a ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Colonel Gilda A. Jackson, a native of Columbus, Ohio, made Marine Corps history when she achieved the rank of colonel. She was serving as Special Projects Officer, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing at the time of her promotion. 5 October 1775: Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2d Continental Congress used the word "Marines" on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George Washington to secure two vessels on "Continental risque and pay", and to give orders for the "proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen" to serve on the two armed ships. 6 October 1945: Major General Keller E. Rockey, Commanding General, III Amphibious Corps, accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government. 8 October 1899: A force of 375 Marines under command of future Commandant George F. Elliott, attacked and captured the insurgent town of Novaleta, Luzon, Philippine Islands, and linked up with U.S. Army troops. There were 11 Marine casualties. 9 October 1917: The 8th Marines was activated at Quantico, Virginia. Although the regiment would not see combat in Europe during World War I, the officers and enlisted men of the 8th Marines participated in operations against dissidents in Haiti for over five years during the 1920s. During World War II, the regiment was assigned to the 2d Marine Division and participated in combat operations on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, and Okinawa, and earned three Presidential Unit Citations. 11 October 1951: A Marine battalion was flown by transport helicopters to a frontline combat position for the first time, when HMR-161 lifted the 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, and its equipment, during Operation Bumblebee, northeast of Yanggu, Korea. 19 October 1968: Operation Maui Peak, a combined regimental-sized operation which began on 6 October, ended 11 miles northwest of An Hoa, Vietnam. More than 300 enemy were killed in the 13-day operation. 23 October 1983: At 0622 an explosive-laden truck slammed into the BLT headquarters building in Beirut, Lebanon, where more than 300 men were billeted. The massive explosion collapsed the building in seconds, and took the lives of 241 Americans--including 220 Marines. This was the highest loss of life in a single day for Marines since D-Day on Iwo Jima in 1945. 28 October 1962: An 11,000-man 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade left Camp Pendleton by sea for the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis. One week earlier, the entire 189,000-man Marine Corps had been put on alert and elements of the 1st and 2d Marine Divisions were sent to Guantanamo Bay to reinforce the defenders of the U.S. Naval Base. Other 2d Division units and squadrons from five Marine Aircraft Groups were deployed at Key West, Florida, or in Caribbean waters during the Cuban crisis. 31 October 1919: A patrol of Marines and gendarmes, led by Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken, disguised themselves as Cacos and entered the headquarters of the Haitian Caco Leader, Charlemagne Peralte, killing the bandit chief, and dispersing his followers. Sergeant Hanneken and Corporal William R. Button were each awarded the Medal of Honor.

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2012 Here are the needs we have for volunteers: Friday 26 October 0530 at Winsteads on 47th and Main. We will collect donations and toys until around 0830-0900. We need as many of you as we can get. Saturday 27 October at Rawhide H-D for preregistration 1230-1500. We need 1 volunteer Sunday 28 October at Rawhide H-D for preregistration 1000-1230. We need 2 volunteers Sunday 28 October at Rawhide H-D for preregistration 1230-1500. We need 2 volunteers Sunday 4 November at Rawhide H-D for the main event we need 4 volunteers. Friday 30 November ( 5-9PM ) – 1100 at Toy’s “R” Us Saturday 1 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us Sunday 2 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us Sunday 2 December at Chiefs game. Friday 7 December ( 5-9PM ) – 1100 at Toy’s “R” Us Saturday 8 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us Sunday 9 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us Friday 14 December ( 5-9PM ) – 1100 at Toy’s “R” Us Saturday 15 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us Sunday 16 December ( 9-1PM ) or ( 1- 5PM ) at Toy’s “R” Us

Please let me know as quickly as possible if you are available.

Semper Fi Marines Bill Clinton:

bdclint@sbcglobal.net

(913) 484-3078

DROP DEAD DATE: All Toy’s have to be at VFW morning of Monday Dec 17.

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American Royal Parade

Detachment Calendar

******* PLEASE READ***********

CHANGE October Meeting: - Thursday, October 25, 2012 – MCL Meeting @ VFW 07:00PM Note: Money for our USMC Birthday Dinner due $20 per person – pay John Byrnes November – Toy’s for Tot’s begins - volunteers needed contact Bill Clinton. November 7, 2012 – MCL - USMC Birthday dinner. Lenexa VFW. Committee November 14, 2012 – MCL Officers Meeting @ VFW 07:00PM CHECK Toy’s for Tot’s page for dates volunteers are needed for. December 12, 2012 – MCL Officers Meeting @ VFW 07:00PM January 9, 2012 – MCL Officers Meeting @ VFW 07:00PM January 20, 2012 – MCL Breakfast (Fundraiser) – VFW Post – Volunteers needed contact Lee Nelson January 23, 2012 – MCL Meeting @ VFW 07:00PM

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Please turn in the tickets & money for ALL tickets you have sold at our October Meeting.

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Marine Corps Breakfast – Lenexa, KS The Officers and Marines of The Lenexa Police Department Request the pleasure of your company In celebrating the Two Hundred Thirty Seventh Marine Corps Birthday At 0645 hours on Friday the 9th of November 2012 Lenexa Community Center 13420 Oak, Lenexa, KS

Toys For Tots Donations Accepted Toys for Tots boxes will be staged by the front doors of the Community Center. The Marine Corps would like to have new unwrapped toys for donation. The toys donated stay in the Kansas City area and benefit local children. This is a great event and a great charitable cause. Event Catering Courtesy of Garden Villas of Lenexa 9705 Monrovia Lenexa, Kansas 66215

announced a military appreciation day Sunday, November 18th against the Cincinnati Bengals. ***Tickets will only be $25 for you!*** Contact Gonzalo Reyes, MCL Veterans Affairs for more information (usmcnam@earthlink.net )

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Sick & Distressed Please convey information on sick and distressed to Chaplain Joe Hughes at 913/ 894-2006 or email: jmhughes@everestkc.net

Fallen Marine

(Reported by Marcia Sands)

January 06, 2012 - Richard Karl Davis January 20, 2012 - Maurice L. Gilchrist February 12, 2012 - Chancey V. Meeks February 27, 2012 - Dwayne L. Boice February 29, 2012 - Orson R. Rau March 01, 2012 - William T. Moore Jr. March 03 2012 - William E. Studyvin April 25,2012 - Fred E. Miller (a member of our detachment) May 1, 2012 - Robert R. Friedman May 3, 2012 - James S. Pipe

“There's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego, or the hills of Quantico. So there's no such thing as a former Marine."

May 6, 2012 - George Walker (a member of our detachment) June 6, 2012 - Paul R. Saylor June 15, 2012 - John H. Knapp June 20, 2012 - James H. Hendricks June 25, 2012 - Donald L. Hoefer June 26, 2012 - Chester D. Vance August 6, 2012 - William R. Roth (a member of VFW 846) August 8, 2012 - Earl J. Burriss August 16, 2012 - Curtis B. Stokes August 28, 2012 - Damion G. Freeman Sept 6, 2012 - William R. Roth Sept 8, 2012 - Earl J. Burriss Sept 17, 2012 – Jim Scott (a member of our detachment) Sept 30, 2012 - Francis R. Hollis Oct 14, 2012 - Remy Maes (a member of our detachment)

The Marine Corps Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament raised $58,000 this year.

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New Century Young Marines Saturday Oct 27 We will be marching in the Neewollah Parade in Independence, Ks with Tornado Alley YM and participating in a camp out immediately following the parade. Dismissal from campout will be after lunch on Sunday. Full details to be announced as we get them. Friday Nov 7 Attending Marine Corps Birthday dinner on Nov 7 with MCL at 95/Pflumm.

Unit: www.ncymks.com/ National: www.youngmarines.com MCL Contacts: Jim Welchert Marcia Sands

Veterans Affairs – KC VA Hospital Per Voluntary Services, the VA now needs women's hair products, disposable men's razors, and coffee along with the usual men's underwear & socks needs. Note, this is an ongoing need. PLEASE BRING SOME ITEMS TO OUR MCL MEETING. Thank you, Contact: Gonzalo Reyes

VA Volunteer Services Help in Clinics, Escort Patients, Bingo & Activities, Shuttle Drivers, etc‌. Volunteer Orientation: Every Wed 9a.m-11a.m. RM M1-271 816-922-2025 ext 135 Melissa.jacobson@med.va.gov Or: Mr. Art Peter at 816- 331-4622 (MCL Deputy VS at KC VA Med)

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Standing Committees – Volunteers Needed Calling:

Rick Hinrichs

Ceremonial:

Marcia Sands (pro tem)

Community Affairs:

Gonzalo Reyes

Donations:

Bill Clinton

Facilities:

Jim Denton

Fallen Marines:

Ken Fain

Fundraising:

Lee Nelson

Historian:

Lee Reynolds

Marines In Need:

Bill Clinton

Mail Call:

Joe Hughes

Supply:

John Byrnes

Toy’s for Tot’s

Bill Clinton

lee_n_peg@hotmail.com

(913) 217-7147

Veteran’s Affairs (VA): Gonzalo Reyes Young Marines:

Jim Welchert / Marcia Sands

Youth:

Mike Swearingen

From the Desk of the Editor I encourage submissions of any announcements, pictures, stories, to the editor from detachment members. Deadline for all submissions by the 10th of every month. Remember, if you are involved in any community service work on behalf of our beloved Marine Corps, please send me a photo and some information for the Mail Call. Email: Joe Hughes – jmhughes@everestkc.net, Phone: 913-894-2006

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE SHIRTS ON SALE AT MEETINGS T-Shirts: $12.00 (S – XL), $16 (XXL – XXXL) Sweat Shirts: $22.00 (S – XL), $24 (XXL – XXXL)

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Bob Allen Ford 9239 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 381-3000 “Toys for Tot’s Sponsor”

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