ANNOUNCEMENTS

The MCL cookbooks are ready! Thank you to everyone who submitted a recipe.

The cookbooks will be $15 per copy, with the detachment getting a percentage of each sale.

Please spread the word about the books, and let me know if you want to purchase a copy. We need to know how many to commit to purchasing.

Semper Fi,

Mary Archey

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 2018 Toys for Tots Campain was … to say the least… OUTSTANDING !!!  Mission Accomplished

(until next year.. rest up Marines!)

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Congratulations!!

PA Marine Corps League 2017 Service and Open Pistol Matches

* U.S. Service Pistol Match use any similar manufactures model;
1) Colt 1911 .45 cal. semi-auto,
2) Beretta 9mm 92S or 92F,
3) S&W model 10, 12, 13 revolver .38 cal. 4″ barrel.

Detachment shooters in the Service Pistol Match;
Robin Gilmore, Grant Cantrell, Micheal Potoka.

Robin Gilmore winner of the 3rd Place individual
Service Pistol Match trophy.

Open Pistol Match;
Shot with any hand gun over .22 cal. and less than .50 cal.

Detachment shooters in the Open Pistol Match;
Robin Gilmore, Grant Cantrell, Michael Potoka.

Robin ‘Cherokee’ Gilmore winner of the 6th Place individual
Open Pistol trophy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meeting night update: 

Due to the forecast of ‘wintery mix’ weather for tomorrow afternoon/evening, 

our detachment meeting will be held on Monday, 15 January 2018. 

Please spread the word, especially to those without email.

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Stop by Waltz Golf Farm in Limerick July 4th to say hello! 


Our Marines will be handing out American Flags and accepting donations that will be used to support our local Veterans.

We will be “on duty” from 4 pm ’till the fireworks begin. (If you’ve never seen the Waltz fireworks display, you don’t know what you’re missing! ) https://www.waltzgolffarm.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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6/24/17

Photos from this years trip to the Reading Phillies Game:

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Thank you Mary for all your planning for this event, we all had a great time!

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6/4/16

We had a great time last night, thank you Mary for all your hard work putting this together!  Please check “photos” page for pictures from the game night and fireworks!

Pron / Seton Detachment Night at the Reading Phillies!!!

DATE: Saturday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m.

1900 Centre Ave, Reading, PA 19612

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http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/MP/20160402/NEWS/160409939

Edgewood Cemetery   106 Edgewood Street  Pottstown

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Flag placement on veterans’ graves

Link to Article about Pottstown students and residents that helped to  clean up Edgewood Cemetery

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Wine and Spirits Store  200 W Ridge Pike Royersford 

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Chuck Stanko / Joan Alexander / Mark Alexander

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Mary Archey / Bob Lohr

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5/14/16   MEDAL OF HONOR GROVE CLEANUP  medalofhonorgrove

Marines,

Here is the updated information on MoH Grove cleanup. There will be a very short ceremony with Senator Dinniman to kick off, then some light clean-up. You can stay for whatever time you are available. Clean-up is light raking, or wiping down the obelisks, or just making notes of ground plaques that need to be replaced. Whatever is in your comfort zone.

Let’s gather right after the ceremony for a detachment picture.

Thanks,

Mary

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REMINDER

GROVE SPRING CLEANUP

SAT, MAY 14TH

845A- FRIENDS 5TH ANNIVERSARY WITH WALLY NUNN & SENATOR ANDY DINNIMAN

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Hi Friends,

Everything points to a dry cleanup on Sat. Be at the gatehouse for our brief 845a celebration.

Change in plans for cleanup tasks. Due to the recent rain, we will not be filling topsoil along the roadways.

We want to thank Devon Troop 50 for their cleanup of the southern states last Sat.

Tasks:

Branch pickup and removal to compost site

Weed whacking in specific areas

Raking-light

Inventory of ground plaques

Tools needed:

Rakes

Tarps

Gas Weed Whackers

Gas Leaf Blowers

Wear:

Appropriate footwear for the woods – no flip flops

Gloves

Order your Friends 5th Anniversary book

A copy of our book will be available to view at the cleanup. The cost is $35. It’s a 26 page hardback book filled with our history beginning

with the 2010 cleanup (when many of us first met), the beginning of the Friends in June 2011 thru June 2016. It’s filled with photos of our events, cleanups and the recipients who have visited the Grove. We ask that you pre-pay if you’d like to order.

Contact Elaine at gro1544800876.evor1544800876ghoms1544800876dneir1544800876f@yra1544800876terce1544800876s1544800876. You can bring a check on Sat or if you can’t make the cleanup,  order online through paypal or send a check. Info here on payment methods.

The book order will be placed May 21st.

Attached is a copy of book cover.

See you Saturday!

Deb

Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove

www.friendsmohgrove.org

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3/29/16  VIETNAM VETERANS

You are invited to the

Vietnam War Commemoration Program

RSVP 215-737-5700 to attend or get more info

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12/6/15  King of Prussia, PA …Toys for Tots

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11/10/15 10 DAV Fundraiser for SE Veteran’s Center Fundraiser .. pass the word

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Hello Wreaths Across America – Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Friends and Supporters,

It is that time of year again – when we go full force on our effort to achieve our ultimate goal of placing a wreath on every grave at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery to honor our fallen heroes.

As some of you may recall, Lisa and I stepped down at the end of last year as the Location Leaders for IGNC…apparently that was not meant to be…so we are honored to try and help coordinate the event again this year.

Please print the attached flyer and post it, hand it out, or make one of your own to help spread the word about your fundraising group and/or organizations’ help in placing wreaths again this year.

Thank you in advance for all of your efforts this year!  It will be amazing again because of your help through your time and talents.

All the best,

John and Lisa

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10/17/15 Clean Up at Medal of Honor Grove

The Annual Cleanup for the Medal of Honor Grove will be held on Oct. 17, 2015.  Please RSVP if you are planning on attending as a lunch will be provided for the volunteers.  Please RSVP by  Sunday, Oct 4th, if you think you’ll be joining us.

email: gro.e1544800876vorgh1544800876omsdn1544800876eirf@1544800876tcatn1544800876oc1544800876">gro.e1544800876vorgh1544800876omsdn1544800876eirf@1544800876tcatn1544800876oc1544800876

We want to thank and celebrate you and all you do to assist us in the care of the Grove.

Thanks and see you in the Grove!

Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove

www.friendsmohgrove.org   LIKE us on Facebook

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Marine four-star takes over military’s top job

The uniformed military’s top job changed hands Friday as Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford assumed command as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As chairman, Dunford will serve as the principle military adviser to the president. Dunford recently left his post as commandant of the Marine Corps and is also a former top commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

During the change of command at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near the Pentagon in Northern Virginia, Dunford made only brief remarks, saying he was “humbled by the opportunity” to serve the more than 2 million service members in today’s force and vowing that his “focus will be to provide them with the leadership and support they deserve.”

The 59-year-old Boston native also singled out “my mom and dad,” who attended the change-of-command ceremony. Dunford attributed his professional success to the “result of my mother’s discipline and exacting standards.”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke of an incident from Dunford’s tenure as commander of the Corps’ 5th Marine Regiment early in the Iraq War.

“Joe refused armor inserts in his flak-jacket until every Marine under his command was issued a pair,” Carter said. “That story says more than any of us ever could about the character and leadership of this great man. Humble. Strong. Centered. Always faithful to his people and mission.”

Dunford will be the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs as Army Gen. Martin Dempsey steps down after four years as chairman and retires after 41 years in the Army.

Dempsey served briefly as the Army chief of staff and in Iraq as a division commander, and later headed the effort to train the Iraqi army as leader of the Multi-National Security Transition Command from 2005 to 2007.

During his four-year tenure, Dempsey helped conclude the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq, wind down the combat mission in Afghanistan and formulate a military response to the rise of the Islamic State extremist group.

“Over the past four years, Marty’s vision, wisdom and character have helped lead the greatest fighting force the world has ever known,” President Obama said at the ceremony.

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Gen. Robert Neller gives Marines first marching order as commandant: ‘Let’s go do this’

 

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ATTENTION!  Unfortunately, this year’s golf outing has been Cancelled.  Please watch our site for updates.

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3rd Annual Frank Nolen Golf Outing

Monday Aug. 17, 2015

Contact Mary Archey moc.l1544800876iamg@1544800876yehcr1544800876aim1544800876; Bob Lohr  moc.l1544800876oa@851544800876rhoLb1544800876oB1544800876 or Rich Pachella Richpach@hotmail for more info.

This event is a tribute to all veterans of the United States of America Charity fundraiser to benefit Wounded Warriors.

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The George Pron / Paul Seton Detachment staffed a booth at the Kimberton Fair again this year and were lookin’ good!!! 

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Below are the Raffle Prizes and Winners: 

Mossberg Shotgun:  Danny Atkinson

Stoeger Shotgun:  Ben Martin

50/50 Drawing: G. Dobson

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this event a success! 


  • 4/12/14 POKER RUN to BENEFIT THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT

     

    Event Details:

    The Sandtrap Grille – Limerick Golf Club
    765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick, PA 19468
    April 12th – Doors Open at 6 pm
    Music
    $50 -Texas Holdem – Cash Prizes
    $35 – No Poker
    50/50 Drawing & Door Prizes

     

    Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

     

    RSVP:
    Charlie Moore – 484-369-1362
    Travis Wilkerson – 610-613-0483