USMCL

USMCL

 

W. H. Nichols Detachment #940
Folsom, California

 
 

What is the Marine Corps League and what does it do?

 
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Get your tickets early for the annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball!

Click here for the printable dinner reservation form

 

Folsom High School Veterans Memorial Dedication

October 6 2017

 

Our league honor guard

Nov. 10th at the Golden Hills School in El Dorado Hills with our honor guard who was at the school for their annual Veterans Day celebration

 

Calendar of Events

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Color Guard at 4th of July Folsom Rodeo

 

Memorial Day Ceremony
Lakeside Cemetary

W.H. Nichols Color Guard



Help Support the Veterans Memorial Park
El Dorado Hills

Veterans Memorial Project

To watch a short video detailing this project click on the link below

http://youtu.be/kQ6NKU_gyj8

 

 

Cleanup effort under way for W.H. Nichols burial site at Lakeside Cemetery

BEFORE THE CLEANUP

Thanks to the efforts of Fred and Linda Tully


AFTER THE CLEANUP


 

Ride to Recovery Texas Challenge
Making a Difference in the Lives of Injured Veterans

 

Koren Marine 61st Birthday Event Koren Marine 61st Birthday Event

Creekside Oaks Retirement Center Flag Day Ceremony



Koren Marine 61st Birthday Event Koren Marine 61st Birthday Event

These are some pictures taken at a celebration for the 61st Birthday of the Korean Marine Corps. Five members from various leagues were invited to the event. Jim Murphy and Jay Wiley from our Detachment.

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Lewis "chesty" puller

A Marine Icon!

When he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1917, he was just Serial No.135517. From that modest beginning, the young man rose through the ranks to later become Lieutenant General Puller. But in the annals of military valor, he is known as "Chesty" Puller, not only for his bull chest but also for his absolute fearlessness and devotion to duty. "Chesty" Puller came to the Marine Corps out of Virginia Military Institute, the college where General Stonewall Jackson taught before the Civil War. The school itself had a history of wartime valor. VMI cadets fought as a unit in Jackson's Army, the only time in American history when a student body was committed to a pitched battle. Cadet Puller may have been inspired by their heroism. Or perhaps it was the example of a cadet four years ahead of Puller - Lemuel C. Shepherd. In either case, with World War I raging in Europe, Puller left VMI at the end of his freshman year to enlist in the Marines, saying simply, "I want to go where the guns are!"

He didn't see service in Europe: the war was over before he could ship overseas. But he saw plenty of action before and during World War II and during the Korean War. Slowly and steadily, he worked his way up the ranks. He received a direct commission. And he began collecting awards for valor.

By the time he retired from the Corps in 1951 he had earned more awards than any Marine in history: five Navy Crosses, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit with "V" device, the Bronze Star with "V" device, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

"Chesty" Puller became more than a hero: he was an American Legend. His gruff, give 'em hell attitude was admired throughout the Marine Corps. His bravery and his nickname, were known to the millions of Americans on the home front. He was a man's man. He was a Marine's Marine!

 

Virtual Viet Nam Memorial Wall
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC honors the fallen of the Vietnam War. Relatives and friends leave letters, poems, and photographs there and on this web site named The Virtual Wall ®
Military books worth reading
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Book of the Month Book of the Month Who was W.H. Nichols? 

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Turn up your speakers on this one
and get ready!



GOD BLESS THE MARINE CORPS
Great Video of our Marine Warriors

Say Thanks
to our Troops!

Say thank you to our troops!
Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey From Poverty and Prejudice

TANGO MIKE MIKE
Gunny Sgt Ermey

Yes, I'm alive!
“It’s going to take a lot more than some Internet rumor to kill this old Marine!”
  Marine from the start

Happiness is
being "Belt-Fed"

Fred Tully Jr with son David Tully
Camp Pendleton, CA
1958

The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you...Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. 
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom".  -  Lt. Co. Grant L Rosensteel, Jr. USAF