Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Memorial Day Events for Utah Dixie Detachment

Are we proud of our Detachment?  You betcha!!

St. George News Coverage 

Gordon Farr photo on front page of The Spectrum:

Monday, May 30, 2016

30 May 2016 - Memorial Day

May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Flag Raising

Members of Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League,
Raise the colors at Veterans Memorial Plaza,
Washington City, Utah
for Memorial Day Ceremonies

(L-R) Dave Waters, Gary Boothroyd, 
D'Arcy Grisier, Billion Johnson

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day MCL Recognition

Check out the article in St. George News:
Thanks to Bill Fortune for spotting this article (and for keeping the papers informed of Utah Dixie's activities).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

30 May 2016 - SunRiver Honor Park

Please see flyer below for information on the Memorial Day event at SunRiver's Honor Park.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

20 May 2016 - Community Education at Ivins Veterans Nursing Home

We are looking forward to our next Community Education Series which is scheduled for this Friday, May 20th at 1:00 pm. The Topic is Diabetes and Aging and will be presented by Christie Benton, RDN from IHC Outpatient Education.  Please click here for FLYER.

Vie Van Noy, MS, TRT

Director of Community Relations

Southern Utah Veterans Home

160 N 200 E

Ivins, UT 84738

435-619-9663 cell

435-673-5839 fax

435-634-5236 office

Monday, May 16, 2016

May 2016 - Change of Command

On 14 May 2016, Dave Waters was installed as Commandant of Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, St. George, Utah.  Dave Waters served for 33 years in the Marine Corps, retiring as a Colonel.  He spent most of his career in aviation as a pilot.  Dave joined the Detachment in 2013 and served as Senior Vice-Commandant and on the Donation Committee.  A photo of Dave and his wife, Patsy, is here on the blog, and his contact information is (phone) 435-669-3190 and email:   Welcome, Dave!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Creed Evans Tribute

On June 3, 2015, Creed Miles Evans, a WWII transport pilot, stepped beyond the veil. It appears he was able to stuff a couple lifetimes into his 90 years here on earth.  Creed and aviation grew up together. He and his sister got their first airplane ride in the early 1930's. He joined the Army Air Corps and learned to fly C-47's, the primary transport early in WWII. 

Creed as he looked in his Army Air Corps gear in WWII as a C-47 Transport Pilot.
While serving in the Army Air Corps, he actually participated in three major theaters of the war.  He flew in Europe, North Africa and over the Himalayan “Hump” transporting supplies, equipment and wounded. During this experience it was his sympathy for the wounded that inspired him to become a doctor.

While serving a mission for the LDS Church in France he found his ideal medical school. The University of Lausanne, Switzerland.  In 1956 he earned his medical degree, learning in French but being certified in English. Over the ensuing years he worked in hospitals in Europe and the U.S. In Los Angeles he went into family practice. But Doctor Creed was a high energy type and, along with his medical practice, he join the reserves and there served as a flight surgeon simultaneously in the US Air Force and the US Navy.  This took him to Saudi Arabia for 8 years during the 1960's where he even served as flight surgeon to the King of Saudi Arabia. And he also managed to serve as an emergency room physician to the Motion Picture/Television hospital in Calabasas California. 

When he retired to St. George, UT, he continued his original fascination with flying and would take friends and family flying in his 'Buster BT” Trainer.  Now retired he found time to author a book “The Youngest Eagle”, the story of Pete Peterson of Santiquin, Utah who flew with the Royal Air Force's Eagle Squadron.  He was always active in the LDS Church and served missions and callings in his local units. Upon learning of the Marine Corps League here in St. George, he was anxious to become involved as an Associate Member in their community services. 

Dr. Creed Evans in his MCL uniform affiliating him with all the services but the Coast Guard.

So by joining the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League he managed to become affiliated with all the services except the Coast Guard. Truly, he managed to squeeze more than two life-times into his 90 years.

Dr. Creed Evans flys his "BT WWII Trainer" for family and friends in St. George, UT

Monday, May 9, 2016

2016 Devil Pup Program

SoUtah Devil Pups program is in full swing for the 2016 season.  Parent Information Meetings were held at the St. George Library on April 26-28 where several parents showed up to find out what the program offers.  The SoUtah Devil Pup program has become a highly sought-after activity for the Dixie High School AFJROTC, which pulls students from all SoUtah middle and high schools.  Many of the students now start training early, either on their own, or with former Devil Pups so that they have a better chance of being selected as a SoUtah Devil Pup candidate.  

Physical Fitness Training began on April 30 at the fitness center and stadium of DSU with Corporal Bryce Lewis challenging these students to do their very best. We have wonderful mentors in Bill, Jan and Thomas Veltkamp (a Devil Pup graduate) and Les Covey.  Other mentors who have had conflicts for the first two PFTs are Billion Johnston and Bill Head.  Steve Ikuta and Larry Mineer assist when their busy schedules permit.  If you would like to become a mentor for this youth citizenship program, please let us know.  It is a rewarding experience for the mentor and enriches the lives of these young people.  Learn more about the Devil Pups organization at

Jim Haney is the rummage sale expert and has worked with city permits, location and set up.  His assistance is invaluable as this is our biggest SoUtah Devil Pup fundraiser of the year.  All Devil Pup candidates will be expected to assist at the rummage sale on May 28 in Lin's parking lot on Sunset.  We hope that all MCL members will be able to provide some rummage sale items to help raise money for this year's Devil Pup summer camp experience.  

PFT will be held every Saturday morning at 0700 unless there is a holiday or Corporal Lewis has drill.  If you want to observe the PFT workouts, please join them.  Location is posted on the SoUtah Devil Pups blog.

Corporal Bryce Lewis, Liaison Rep
Lt. Col. William Toole, SoUtah LR Emeritus
Donna Toole, Calendar Coordinator