Wednesday, October 29, 2014

8 Nov 2014 - Do you like "FREE"??

Calling all Marines and Corpsmen and Navy Chaplains who served in the FMF.  Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 is sponsoring a FREE BREAKFAST at the St. George Elks Lodge (630 W. 1250 N.) on Saturday 8 November 2014 beginning at 0830.  This is to celebrate the 239th birthday of our Corps.  Come enjoy camaraderie with the few, the proud, the Marines!  Question:  Call D'Arcy at (435) 862-8883.

Monday, October 20, 2014

South Korean Victory Medals

To All Detachment Marines who served in Korea 25 June 1950 - 27 July 19531.  Bill and I attended an award ceremony where representatives from the South Korean Embassy presented over 150 medals to any serviceman who served in Korea during the time indicated.

2.  Since there may be some in the Detachment who were unaware of the award ceremony and would like to receive a medal, the Detachment has been assured that if we collect the following information from members of the Detachment who served during the time element indicated, an appropriate award will be provided.

3.  Information requested:

    a.  Copy of DD 214 indicating dates served.

    b.  Individual must sign their name and address on the back of the submitted DD 214.

    c.  Submit the DD 214 to the Commandant for processing.

4.  Any questions?

D'Arcy E. Grisier, Commandant

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Looking for a Drummer Boy

To All:
Our current Drummer, Terry Hansen, has built another DRUM.  We are looking for volunteer(s) to adopt this drum and help Terry as he tries desperately to keep Marines in step as they march.


      1. Desire

      2. Ability to count to four (one, two three, four)

     3.  Has a little rhythm in their system

     4.  Can participate in parades

All applications will be seriously considered by the Marching Committee.

Refer any questions directly to either to D'Arcy(darcy10 at beyondbb dot com) or Terry (JLTGH at infowest dot com)  (You know how to translate those email addresses - just being careful in case of skimmers.]

MCL Breakfasts by Steve Bowers

2014 Devil Pups Saving Thanks to Detachment

2014 Nov Upcoming Events

Saturday November 1st 0850

Raise colors for the Clay Shooting event

Muster time is 0800 if you want breakfast; 0830 for practice

Uniform is ceremonial

Need 4 or 5 volunteers, plus bugler

Directions.....turn left at the cowboy shootout, right near the rifle range at Purgatory, go almost a mile on dirt road until you see large building out in the middle of no where.

Tuesday November 11th 0900

Sunriver Veterans Honor Park ceremonies

Raise colors and provide firing detail

Need at least 8 Marines for this event plus bugler and drummer

Muster time is 0830, uniform is ceremonial

Practice is the day before Monday the 10th 0900

Directions...come down main road into SunRiver, turn right on Big River Rd., it runs into park.

Tuesday November 11th Washington City Parade 1111 hours

This parade is short, only 6 or 7 blocks, should be able to make right after SunRiver ceremonies.

Muster time is 1030 in ceremonial uniform or... red polo shirts, cap, black trousers and shoes.

Location for start of parade is 300 East 300 North in Washington City, same starting point of all their parades. We can accommodate all League members on this one, especially Terry our drummer.

Let Larry Mineer know if you can make all three, or just which one.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

2014 Oct - Commandant's Corner

Many who return from a prolonged vacation express happiness in returning to their home and friends.  I must agree with them.  Okalene and I left on the 15th of August and returned on the 13th of September, traveling to the East Coast and back, visiting friends and relatives along the way.  It was a long, long trip. Okalene tries to convince me that the primary reason for traveling back to Maryland was to attend our grandson's wedding.  I agreed with her, notwithstanding the fact that it was a short drive to the Marine Corps Museum which permitted me to spend a day talking to the Marine Corps staff.  They were quite helpful and provided a number of ideas for us to ponder, should we ever desire to consider recommending a proper Marine Corps display to the St George Children's Museum.  We should have something to look at within the next three months. 

I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge how proud I was that the Detachment continued to flourish, during my absence, under the leadership of the Senior Vice Commandant, Les Covey.  He continued to keep me abreast of the activities by e-mail and telephone.  He was very complimentary concerning the Staff and in the manner in which each leader stepped up to ensure no negative traits were encountered.  To all I say "Well Done, and it’s good to be back."  See you at the Saturday's breakfast 0830, 11 Oct.