You'll want to join us at our monthly Detachment meeting on February 13, 2010 to hear Jim "Horse" Smith speak. Breakfast begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, St. George, UT. Some of Jim's accomplishments:
- Enlisted in USMC on Nov 1st, 1939.
- Served with 5th Marines in Cuba --- became part of 1st MarDiv when it was formed.
- Assigned to First Marine Raider Battalion at Quantico in March of 1942.
- Fought in initial landing on Tulagi and Battle of The Ridge on Gualalcanal in August and September of 1942. Awarded two Silver Stars and Purple Heart.
- Served 27 years in government work.