Friday, May 15, 2020

Marine Chuck Hoepfner

Chuck Hoepfner, who is one of the Marines who signed our Detachment's Charter in 2007, has passed away at the Veteran's Home in Ivins.  When he joined the Detachment he and his wife Dolores lived in Cedar City.  Eventually, the Marines there formed their own chartered Detachment so we didn't see much of Chuck at our meetings after that. Chuck died from cancer.  The reason I mention it is because he was with the contingent of Marines from Camp Pendleton who were bused up to the proving grounds northwest of Las Vegas to witness the after-effects of underground detonations.

There is a short celebration for Chuck May 21st, 1500 @ the Hughes Mortuary in St. George.  The address is 700 S 1037 E.  Chuck's son is currently on active duty and has arranged for his own honor guard.  However, we are all welcome to show up and pay our respects to Chuck, Dolores, and family.  "Fair winds and following seas," Marine.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Memorial Day Ceremony at SunRiver Memorial Park

Monday morning May 25th at 0800 at the SunRiver Veterans Park, SunRiver St. George.

Last year's ceremony:
                                                                                                                                 Photo courtesy of Bill Fortune

Friday, May 8, 2020

Veterans Canteen Service

Established in 1946, Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) was created to provide articles of merchandise and services at reasonable prices to Veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system, caregivers, and visitors. Revenues generated from VCS are used to support a variety of Veteran programs.

Benefits You've Earned! Service You Deserve!

Monday, April 27, 2020

Golf Tournament Fundraiser Canceled

Marines: Our June 13 golf tournament is cancelled due to the Corona Virus.  We are saddened by this as it is our most successful fundraiser.  Hopefully, 2021 will be a much better year!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Wearing of the Uniform

Please see the article by National Uniform Committee Chairman Robert Raynes on the proper wearing of the Marine Corps League Uniform.

Semper Fi Magazine
Spring 2020, Page 32

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Southern Utah Quarantine Support

Detachment Members:
In the face of most crises in America good people always float to the top. 10 days ago a group of folks here in Southern Utah got together, formed a Facebook page and invented "Southern Utah quarantine support." There are 75 runners as they call themselves who will go out to grocery stores or pharmacies to pick up supplies for anyone who is unable to do it themselves.
If you or someone you know needs a service like this here is the link to their website:


You can also find them on Facebook under the same title and put in requests to them there.  Or call 435 986-4114.  I hope everyone is doing fine and remember there is no detachment meeting in April. We will be going month to month in making that decision. The Elks lodge is closed to outside business anyway, so sit back, relax, and protect yourself and your family by not gathering too close! 
Semper Fi
Commandant Pat Lisi

Friday, March 20, 2020

Message from Commandant Lisi on Coronavirus

Members of the Utah Dixie Detachment:

This should come as no surprise, but I got a call today from the Elks Lodge. They are shut down to outside business until further notice.  Therefore, our April 11 detachment meeting is cancelled and so is our staff meeting April 2 at the American Legion. The staff can conduct business by email. I have informed our guests that were coming in on April 11, which included the Marines who won our scholarships this year. Norm will send checks out to the winners.

I have heard grumblings in the community about things shutting down when there are only 6 reported cases of the virus in all of Southern Utah. If you think about it, this is the perfect time to stay away from each other so that outside influences do not spread the virus here. One of the wisest decisions recently made was to cancel the upcoming marathon in Saint George. That shows great decision making and leadership by our mayor. Thank you, John Pike!

Since everything is month to month right now we must still work as if there is going to be a golf tournament June 13 as no one can predict the long or short term future. Please keep looking for foursomes, prizes and hole sponsors.

We are living in completely strange times as this sort of thing has never occurred in the United States of America. But remember, we are Marines and will do whatever it takes to get through this, even at great sacrifice. Take care of each other and your neighbors and lend a hand where and when you can.

Honor, Courage, Commitment - tenets to live by in these trying times.