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2008 10 October Newsletter


									                          Newsletter named in honor of our 21 charter members.              Inside this issue:                 page
 Wake Forest, NC                      Marine Corps League                                   Oxford Fundraiser, 2
 NEWSLETTER                  A i r, L a n d , N C D e t a ch m e n t # 1 2 5 7               Life Membership,
                                                                                             DoNC Quarterly,
  October 2008                                                                                WF Fundraiser,
Volume 2, Issue 8                   Sell/Buy Raffle Tickets                                   Minutes Notice,
                                                                                            Sell Raffle Tickets
                                    our largest fundraiser                                       Marine History                3
                                                                                                   Month of

                                                                                                 Marine History                4
                                                                                                 Beirut Lebanon

                                                                                                 USMC Vision &                 5
                                                                                                 Strategy 2025

                                                                                                 USMC Vision &                 6
                                                                                                 Strategy 2025

                                                                                                 USMC Vision &                 7
                                                                                                 Strategy 2025

                                                                                                It’s a Marine Thing,           8
                                                                                                 Our Commandant,
                                                                                                  Life Membership

                                                                                            Chaplain’s Corner, 9

                                                                                                  Sponsors,                    10
     These fundraisers enable us to help Marines and their families.                            We Thank You !
                                                                                                 Detachment                    11
Members Sick or In Distress:                                                                    Officers & info
• (Charter Member) Dick Maxey is still
                                              Detachment News
        fighting cancer                           Birthdays:
                                                                                            Special points of interest:
                                                  • Steve Berdequez            October 9
 • (Newly applied Auxiliary Member) Teresa        • Nathan Sachs               October 11
                                                                                                                (see page 3)
                                                                                            •   Sell Raffle Tickets
         Rhodes’ mom has cancer * Teresa was
                                                                                            •   Buy Raffle Tickets
         deceased Charter Member Virgil                                                     •   Return if you can’t sell/buy
         Tracy’s fiancée                        Members Renewal Due Dates:
                                                • Steve Berdequez • Keith Church
                                                • Pat Connelly    • David Cooke
Please keep these members and their families in • Scott Hayes     • AJ Johnson
your thoughts and prayers.                      • Bob Joyce       • Sean Lynch
      (And please inform Newsletter editor      • James Maroon    • Brandon Rizzo
                                                • Nathan Sachs     • Bob Williams
           of any others in distress.)

                                   Volume 2, Issue 8            Page 1 of 11
                                                    Oxford NC Hot Sauce Festival Fundraiser
                                                       (Our involvement spearheaded by Ray O’Neill)
                                                       Banner and tent bought by Frank Kildea
                                                            for Detachment fundraisers

                                          Bob Cubillas, Frank Kildea (wife Ginger), Ray O’Neill and
                                          Mark Byrd pictured with Will Wheeler, Dave Hochstrasser
                                               and Frank Williams all worked the event for us.

                                               Over $200 was raised to help Marines and their families.
                                                    Please volunteer for future fundraiser events.

 Air, Land, NC Detachment Life Membership Plan                MCL Department of North Carolina
                                                             Quarterly meeting held in Rocky Mount
Our Detachment has decided to help members get Life
Membership by accepting partial payments to be saved Kevin Rumsey, Mark Byrd, Jerry Dangler
 and applied to their Life Membership at end of year. and Frank Williams represented our Detach-
                                                                  ment at this meeting.
 Full payment needs to be complete by the end of the
                          year.                       Highlights are: the National MCL will meet
                                                      in Greensboro in 2010, Mark Byrd accepted
See bottom of page 8 for Life Membership information. recognitions for our Detachment and web-
                                                            site improvements are coming.

                                                                Wake Forest Bike Race Fundraiser

                                                          George Cattelona, Bob Cubillas, Frank Kildea
                                                          with Bob Peters seated behind Bob work this
                                                          event for us.

                                                          Over $200 was raised to help Marines and their

                                                                        Please join the party
                                                             and volunteer for future fundraising events

                                                                                          Start selling
    September                                                                            or keep selling
Detachment Minutes                                                                 those raffle tickets guys.
   can be found                                                                        This is our biggest
                                                                                       opportunity to raise
  on our website:                                                                    funds for Marines and
                                                                                         their families !
                                                                                   See George Cattelona for
         org/                                                                        more or to return ones
                                       Only one month left !                          you can not buy/sell.

                           Volume 2, Issue 8               Page 2 of 11
   From Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s 1998 Book “The Marines”

                                                                                   Any Detachment member

                                                                                  Detachment member
                                                                              Anyinvolved in any of the
History of Interest
to Marines                                                                         any involvement in any
                                                                              withfollowing actions, please
month of                                                                      of the following, pleaseeditor.
                                                                                   contact Newsletter
                                                                              contact Newsletter editor.

1880   October 1               John Philip Sousa appointed 17th leader of the Marine Band.
1918   October 3               4th Marine Brigade assaults Blanc Mont in fierce fighting. Next day is
                               Marine's bloodiest.
1912   October 4               Marines fight at Coyotepe, Nicaragua.
1945   October 6               On Tientsin-Peiping road, Marines have first fire fight with Chinese
1820   October 8               Lt. Col. Commandant Anthony Gale cashiered.
                               (TO CASHIER, punishment. To break; to deprive a military man of his office. Exam-
                               ple: every officer who shall be convicted, before a general court martial, of leaving
                               signed a false certificate relating to the absence of either officer or private soldier, or
                               relative to his daily pay, shall be, cashiered. Articles of war, art. 14.)
                               see interesting story about Commandant Gale at
1899   October 8               Marines attack Filipino insurgents at Novaleta.
1918   October 14              Marine fliers 2nd Lt. Ralph Talbot and Gunny Sgt. Robert G. Robinson
                               win Medals of Honor.
1820   October 17              Archibald Henderson appointed commandant, holds position for thirty-
                               eight years until his death.
1859   October 18              86 Marines under 1st Lt. Israel Green, USMC, and Lt. Col. Robert E.
                               Lee, USA, capture abolitionist John Brown at Harpers Ferry, Virginia
1983   October 23              Terrorist truck-bomb blows up headquarters of 1st Battalion, 8th Ma-
                               rines at Beirut airport, killing 241 Americans, of whom 220 are Marines.
1983   October 25              Marines and Army intervene in Grenada, West Indies.
1965   October 27              Viet Cong raids wreck Marine aircraft at Marble Mountain and Chu Lai.
1845   October 30              President James Polk sends 1st Lt. Archibald Gillespie to California
                               with secret orders.
1979   October 30              Embassy Marines drive off crowd with tear gas in San Salvador, El Sal-
1919   October 31              Marine Sgt. Herman Hanneken and Cpl. William Button sneak into
                               "Cacos" camp and kill Peralte.
                    A former defense secretary for Ronald Reagan (Casper Weinberger) says he implored the
                    president to put Marines serving in Beirut in a safer position before terrorists attacked them in
                    1983…. "They had no mission but to sit at the airport, which is just like sitting in a bull's-
                    eye," (The 220 Marines killed were part of a multi-national “peace-keeping” mission.)

                             Volume 2, Issue 8                 Page 3 of 11
1st Battalion, 8th Marines at Beirut airport. October 23, 1983
               The Marines
(Marine Corps Heritage Foundation)
  About the Beirut, Lebanon Peace-Keeping mission
                  (page 104 & 105)

“...the Lebanese government asked for a
multi-national force to help restore order. ...
the Marines moved onto Beirut International
Airport…. ...Marines ashore would patrol,
although against what was not clear. As
American foreign policy tilted more strongly
in support of the weak Lebanese government,
rocket and artillery attacks against the air-
port...multiplied. ...Early on Sunday morn-                                                                   It’s not just
ing...a truck penetrated the lobby of the head-                                                               Marines who
quarters building. The explosion...                                                                           are hurt.
killed...220...Marines. The Marine Corps                                                                      Families are
would doggedly replace its losses and con-                                                                    hurt too.
tinue its vague mission.”
                                                                                                              SEMPER FI !

                                                           “The Marine sentries at the gate
                                                      were operating under rules of engagement,
                                              which made it very difficult to respond quickly to the truck.
                                                   By the time the two sentries had locked, loaded,
                                                            and shouldered their weapons,
                                                the truck was already inside the building's entry way.”

                                              ...the marines were ''declawed'' by the Rules of Engagement
                                              imposed by higher command and placed in a static position
                                                  ''with no clear mandate or any clear means for eluding
                                            the wishes of a maniacal anti-American regime or regimes . . .''

                                                                                       Don’t send Marines
                                                                                        on vague missions
                                                                                   under rules of engagement
                                                                                       that endanger them.

                                Volume 2, Issue 8                 Page 4 of 11
 A copy (.pdf))                                             members are
of this 42 page                                             encouraged to
 document has                                               consider how the
been emailed to                                             MCL can develop
all Detachment                                              and implement
 members with                                               action to carry out
     email                                                  the USMC Vision
   addresses.                                               & Strategy 2025

                     Section II - Strategy: Chapter 3
        National Security Planning, Future Security Environment,
                      and Threats and Challenges

A. National Strategic Planning Guidance
            “...remarkably consistent...enduring national interests:
1. Defend the homeland from attack.
2. Prevent the emergence of a hostile regional power.
3. Ensure the stability of the global system.
4. Ensure key allies’ survival and active cooperation.
5. Prevent or respond to major disasters and disturbances.

    The United States is a maritime nation. ...supported by naval forces...
  routinely overseas and prepared to engage...with speed and decisiveness.”

B. Maritime Strategic Imperatives
      “...the tasks that our maritime Services will contribute to in the future:
1. Limit regional conflict with forward deployed, decisive maritime power.
2. Deter major power war.
3. Win our Nation’s wars.
4. Contribute to homeland defense in depth.
5. Foster and sustain cooperative relationships with more international
1. Prevent or contain local disruptions before they impact the global system.

       The inherent global reach, presence, and operational flexibility
   of naval expeditionary forces are critical to meeting these imperatives.”

                       Volume 2, Issue 8    Page 5 of 11
C. Future Security Environment
“...The world of 2025 will be more populated than today’s by more than 30
percent and more heavily concentrated within the littorals*. More than 60
percent of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas in 2025. Urban
population growth will be most dramatic in Asia and Africa. The developed
world’s population will be older, with many native populations declining. ...
older native populations will be supported by smaller working forces or lar-
ger immigrant populations, straining government resources. Developing
world populations...will grow significantly. urban areas where good
governance, jobs, services, food, potable water and sanitation will be chal-
lenged if not completely lacking. Youth bulges in key countries will produce
large numbers of underemployed adolescents with seemingly limited oppor-
Globalization will continue, increasing the velocity and degree of interaction
between societies. ...promot(ing) economic prosperity, but also increas(ing)
vulnerability to disruption. ...more than a billion people still live in extreme
poverty. Almost three billion live on less than $2 per day. These social ineq-
uities...will continue to be exploited by extremists or identity-based move-
ments to foment violence.
...Global consumption of oil is expected to rise 50 percent by 2035…,
especially China and India. The scarcity of fresh water and food could be an
even greater concern. ...By 2025, more than half the global population will
live under water stressed or water scarce conditions.
D. Threats and Challenges
“...A significant trend is the blurring of...distinct forms of war or conflict—
conventional war, irregular challenges, terrorism, and criminality—into what
can be described as hybrid challenges. ...combinations of various approaches
including conventional capabilities, irregular tactics and formations, terrorist
acts, and criminal disorder. ...created by states, proxy forces, or some armed
groups. ...conducted by separate entities, or even by the same unit, to
achieve effects against more traditional state forces. impose excessive
political, human, and material costs in order to undermine their adversary’s
resolve and commitment. generation weapons systems...with com-
puter network attacks can also be anticipated.”
*littoral — The littoral comprises two segments of battle space: 1. Seaward: the area from the open
ocean to the shore, which must be controlled to support operations ashore. 2. Landward: the area
inland from the shore that can be supported and defended directly from the sea. (JP 1-02)

                             Volume 2, Issue 8          Page 6 of 11
“Hybrid conflicts are assessed as the most likely form of conflict facing the
United States. ...adversaries will seek more indirect forms of conflict.
blend different approaches and integrate various weapons (lethal and non-
lethal), tactics, and technologies to deny us access and freedom of action. ... the information environment, exploiting both modern media
and cyber-technology.
...the operational be more complex. ...more densely popu-
lated and urbanized. ...rife with interdependent power, service, and informa-
tion systems. ...the cultural terrain will be more complicated to navigate.
The ability to comprehend and effectively “maneuver” in the cognitive and
cultural dimension of the modern battle-space is paramount.
...state-on-state warfare...remains a distinct possibility. It must still be re-
garded as the most dangerous threat to the Nation. ...proliferation of chemi-
cal, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons among states reinforces
this assessment. ...and compels us to devote substantial resources to counter-
...Dramatic increases in global information access, breakthroughs in the bio-
logical and material sciences, and our increasing reliance on cyber-
technology will enable the diffusion of destructive power to smaller and
smaller groups.
...the Marine Corps...must maintain the ability to wage successful campaigns
against large conventionally-armed states and their militaries, against widely
dispersed terrorists, and everything in between—generally at great distance
from our shores. ...without extensive warning time and respond consistent
with the Nation’s values and commitments. On this uneven playing field, we
will be confronted by enemies who adhere to no rules, while many of our ac-
tions or inactions may have strategic consequences. Accordingly, the Marine
Corps cannot be wedded to a particular method or mode of war. It cannot as-
sume there will be technological silver bullets or doctrinal formulas that en-
sure military success.
Our Nation’s global interests...demand a discriminating, multi-capable
force. ...highly trained and educated to function in both current and emerg-
ing operational environments against evolving foes. ...Truly expeditionary
forces must have the ability to engage rapidly and in all conditions against
enemies that adapt weapons or tactics to fight us asymmetrically. ...the
Corps…”most ready when the Nation is least ready.”

                       Volume 2, Issue 8    Page 7 of 11
                                                                                    IT’S A MARINE THING !

                                                                     Some say: It’s water under the bridge; forget it.
                                                                  It’s history; forget it. Don’t live in the past; forget it.
                                                                        That was yesterday; this is today; forget it.
                                                                           MARINES SAY:                  SEMPER FI !

                               From our Commandant: Joe Goodrow
               COMMANDANT’S MESSAGE                                 We also have two major events coming up, the Marine Corps
                                                                    Birthday Ball and Veterans Day Ceremony at the Wake Forest
Here we are in the final quarter of the calendar year. The          Veterans Memorial. We have found a place where we can join
nominating committee will be submitting the slate of recom-         fellow Marines in our area in celebrating the birth of our beloved
mended candidates during this month’s meeting with elec-            Corps. The location is the MacGregor Downs Country Club in
tions being held during our November meeting. I strongly            Cary. The price of tickets is $75.00 per couple. The ball will be
encourage each member to review the slate and nominations           held on November 10th between 1800 and 2200. To make reserva-
from the floor then come out to the November business meet-         tions, simply call Angel Myers at 608-2098 or email at
ing to make your voice heard by voting for next year’s offi-
cers. As per our revised bylaws, you will be voting not only
for the traditional positions of Commandant, Senior Vice            Finally we would like to see as many League members as possible
Commandant, Junior Vice Commandant, and Judge Advo-                 at the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Wake Forest. If you’d
cate, but also the Adjutant, Paymaster, Sergeant-at-Arms, and       like to participate as a member of the color guard, please contact
Chaplain; which have been appointed positions in the past.          me soonest. This event gets bigger each year; last year there were
All these new elected officers will comprise our Board of           at least 100 people observing the ceremony and many commented
Trustees as equal voting members along with the Junior Past         on the outstanding performance of our color guard.
                                                                    Thanks again to all those who have worked hard these past months
Before our next month’s newsletter comes out the American           on various fundraising operations. Their dedication and selfless-
people will have spoken and selected our next President and         ness have been outstanding and worthy of emulation. Catch the
Vice President. Here again, I remind each and every member          fire and join the crowd. Give a little and receive boundless re-
of their responsibility as citizens to exercise their constitu-     wards.
tionally guaranteed right to vote. We all served to defend the
Constitution so that all Americans remain free. That is why it      Semper Fi
is even more important that we vote since we were and are
the defenders of our nation’s freedoms. We should lead from
the front by getting out there and voting.                          Joe Goodrow
                                                                    Detachment Commandant
It is also the last full month before the raffle drawing on No-
vember 11th. If you haven’t sold your tickets yet, please get
out there and “get er done” so we can make this fundraiser a
total success; increase our treasury so we can begin spreading
our treasures to our fellow Marines and their families in need.
Be looking for scheduled raffle ticket sales at designated
stores during the coming weeks and sign up to lend a hand.
We are only asking for a couple of hours of your free time to
                                                                                ...raffle drawing on November 11th.
assist.                                                                 “get er done”                sign up to lend a hand.

                   Life Membership
                                                                     Life Membership
For those members that pay their membership on an
annual basis, maybe you should think about
Life Membership.                                                    Beginning Jan. 1, 2009 the following fees apply:
                                                                    Age up to 35 = $500           Age 36 to 50 = $400
For the Life Membership option, you pay one time and are a          Age 51 to 60 = $300           Age 61 and up = $150
member for life. Life membership fees are based on age and
are as follows:                                                     With your paid Life Membership, you will receive a metal Life
                                                                    Membership Card, Lapel Pin and a certificate suitable for framing.
The following fees are applicable until Dec. 31, 2008               You may select Life Membership at any time once you become a
Age up to 35 = $400           Age 36 to 50 = $350                   member.
Age 51 to 60 = $250           Age 61 and up = $125

                                        Volume 2, Issue 8                    Page 8 of 11
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Next month: November * Remember a loved one/Honor a Marine/Make an Announcement/Place an Advertisement * $5.00/issue/notice
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                                                                                                                                                         our                            To Join
                                                                                                                                                         and tell them                    225 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, 27587
                                                                                                                                                        Thank you from                          Visit us at
                                                                                                                                                       Wake Forest MCL                     We gather on 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 1800

                                                                                                               FPK Enterprises, Inc.                                                                Always Faithful
                                                                                                                             Our own Frank Kildea                                           Logistics and Distribution, Inc.
                                                                                                                             11005 Southwalk Lane                                                    Our own Frank Kildea
                                                                                                                               Raleigh, NC 27614                                                     11005 Southwalk Lane
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Raleigh, NC 27614
                                                                                                               Donated racks for American Legion Hall                                              Brought in over six sponsors
                                                                                                                                 Thank You !                                                                Thank You !
                                                                                                                                                                Chaplain’s Corner
                                                                                                              On this past Memorial Day of this year, I was proud to listen to our detachment Commandant, Joe Goodrow's
                                                                                                              address to the many bystanders at the                                      Wake Forest Veteran's Memorial.
                                                                                                              Commandant Goodrow closed his ad-                                          dress with mention of this passage of
                                                                                                              scripture from John 15:13, NLT, which                                      happens to be one of my personal
                                                                                                              best scriptures as well. "There is no                                      greater love than to lay down one's life
                                                                                                              for one's friends". What does this                                         mean? It means, service and sacrifice.
                                                                                                              A willingness to lay down your life for                                    your comrade or brother in arms, your
                                                                                                              friend, your spouse or child. Those                                        who have been in combat know this
                                                                                                              and have lived it and know that some                                       of their closest friends have paid the
                                                                                                              ultimate sacrifice so that some of us                                      could go on living a free life in a free
                                                                                                              state. But, Marines and Sailors,                                           whether we have been in combat and
                                                                                                              witnessed this personally or not, we all                                   have been told the story of one man
                                                                                                              who laid down his life for us all. And                                     that is Jesus Christ, our Lord and Sav-
                                                                                                              ior. Jesus paid the price with a horrid                                    death and died on the cross for all of
                                                                                                              our sins. A death that no one would                                        want to have to go through. Crucifixion
                                                                                                              being one of the most horrible ways to                                     die. He was beaten, spat on, abused,
                                                                                                              and ridiculed, yet he still died for us.                                   He gave his life not only for those we
                                                                                                              read about in the Bible over two thou-                                     sand years ago. But, he died for those
                                                                                                              of the past, present, and future. Yes,                                     this is one of my favorite scriptures
                                                                                                              and it should be for all Marines and                                       Sailors and people everywhere who
                                                                                                              believe and trust in our Lord.
                                                                                                                                                            Semper Fi and GOD bless,
                                                                                                                                                                  Will Wheeler
                                                                                                                                                       Air, Land NC Detachment Chaplain

                                                                                                              Uniforms and Appearance

                                                                                                              Marine tradition shows us that we are always squared away, especially when in uniform. Marines always have their uniforms clean and
                                                                                                              pressed with the proper ribbons, insignia, and devices in the appropriate location. The shirt, trousers and tie are always covered and
                                                                                                              aligned. Right? Well, not always. Even though we are not active duty Marines and Sailors any more, we still need to have respect and take
                                                                                                              pride in wearing of the uniform, because we are still representing the Marine Corps. We're not all as fit and as fast as we use to be and the
                                                                                                              hair on our chins may be longer and grow faster than the hair on our heads, but we should always look our best. And looking our best
                                                                                                              means knowing the uniform regulations. For instance, the black tie is not to be worn with a short sleeve shirt. Collar emblems always have
                                                                                                              the anchors pointing in board. Name tags are not worn on the red blazer. The red blazer is not worn over a short sleeve shirt. A tie clasp
                                                                                                              should be worn with a tie. It should not take someone else to remind us of the proper wear of the uniform. It only takes initiative and pride on
                                                                                                              our part to read and adhere to the policy.

                                                                                                                                                       Volume 2, Issue 8                     Page 9 of 11
                                                                                                              Support our Sponsors and thank them              * Support our Sponsors and thank them
                                                                                                                                                                                   (I got mine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Next month: November * Remember a loved one/Honor a Marine/Make an Announcement/Place an Advertisement * $5.00/issue/notice
                                                                                                                                                                                   at The Fresh
                                                                                                                                          Support                                  Market,
                                                                                                                                                                                   6325 Falls
To Place a Sponsor Notice * Contact Newsletter Editor * Frank Williams * * 919-455-4768

                                                                                                                                            our                                    of Neuse Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                   in Raleigh.)

                                                                                                                                          Sponsors                                 “We Support Our Troops”
                                                                                                                                            and tell them         Thank              David Hochstrasser
                                                                                                                                           Thank you from
                                                                                                                                          Wake Forest MCL         You !    

                                                                                                                    Rita’s of Raleigh                                     Always Faithful
                                                                                                                      10940 Raven Ridge Road                      Logistics and Distribution, Inc.
                                                                                                                                Raleigh, NC 27614                        Our own Frank Kildea
                                                                                                                               Phone 919-848-3833                        11005 Southwalk Lane
                                                                                                                                 Donated $100 in                           Raleigh, NC 27614
                                                                                                                                  gift certificates                    Donated the grill for our raffle
                                                                                                                Thank You !                                                   Thank You !
                                                                                                                10014                                               10012 Capital Blvd, Wake Forest, NC
                                                                                                               Capital                                              919-556-2633                  Thank You !
                                                                                                              Wake For-
                                                                                                               est, NC
                                                                                                              You !
                                                                                                              Albemarle Distributing Company                                               Mortex Company
                                                                                                                         129 Charles Street                      42 N. Main St.
                                                                                                                     Elizabeth City, NC 27909                     Wendell, NC
                                                                                                                           252-338-8936                              27591
                                                                                                                   Wholesaler of wines, beers, etc.
                                                                                                                     Donated 2 cases of wine.
                                                                                                                          Thank You !                            Thank You !
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                                                                                                                                                                                                  Virginia Beach, VA
                                                                                                              To Join
                                                                                                                                                                                              Donated picture frames
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to Detachment
                                                                                                              225 East Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, 27587
                                                                                                                    Visit us at                                              Thank You !
                                                                                                               We gather on 2nd Tuesday of each month @ 1800

                                                                                                                                          Volume 2, Issue 8        Page 10 of 11
            Marine Corps League         Marine Corps League members
Air, Land, NC Detachment # 1257         join together in camaraderie and
    225 East Holding Avenue             fellowship for the purpose of
    Wake Forest, NC 27587               preserving the traditions and
                                        promoting the interests of the
                                        United States Marine Corps by banding together those who have been
                                        honorably discharged from that service; that they may effectively
             Newsletter Editor:
                                        promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy; by voluntarily
              Frank E. Williams
          Phone: 919-455-4768           aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines
      Please submit newsletter articles along with their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history
           and/or information to        of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the
        Email:      anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

                                                    TO:     Name:



                                                        Visit us: 2nd                     Visit us: www.
         Once a Marine,                               Tuesday of month        
        Always a Marine.

        MCL Air, Land, NC Detachment # 1257
     Joe Goodrow            Commandant                      Regular Detachment Meetings:
                                                            All regular meetings take place on the Second Tuesday
     (919) 847-4989                                           of each month at 1900 hours (1800 hours for Social/
     Ray Gerald             Sr. Vice Commandant                  Dinner) at the Wake Forest American Legion,
     (919) 870-1433                                          225 East Holding Avenue in Wake Forest, NC 27587.
     Rob O’Loughlin         Jr. Vice Commandant
                                                                    If you wish to dine before the meeting,
     (919) 521-5296
                                                                        please RSVP Ray Gerald (SVC)
     Ray O’Neill            Judge Advocate                      at (919) 870-1433 or
     (919) 693-7685
     Jerry Dangler        Jr. Past Commandant
     (919) 761-1913 DoNC North District Vice Cmdt
     Mark Byrd              Adjutant
     (919) 868-0833
     Ed Whalen              Paymaster
     (919) 761-9413
     Kevin Flaherty         Sgt. At Arms
     (919) 452-9924
     Will Wheeler           Chaplain
     (336) 597-2746

                                Volume 2, Issue 8               Page 11 of 11

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