Wednesday, May 24, 2017

27 May 2017 - Devil Pup Rummage Sale

Devil Pup rummage sale is on for this Saturday, 27 May, 0800 to 1300 (or sooner if we sell out quickly).  If you can bring items to donate before, between or after your other scheduled events for this holiday weekend, we would love to help unload it anytime after 0700 at Lin's Market parking lot on Sunset.  The pup candidates will be there to help with set up.  We very much appreciate the Marine Corps League Detachment's support for our activities.  Please contact Les Covey or Billion Johnston with questions.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

25 May 2017 - Santa Clara Veterans Memorial Dedication

Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Santa Clara City Cemetery is located at
Jacob Hamblin Trail, Santa Clara, UT
25 May 2017 - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

9 Jun 2017 - Banner of Liberty

27 May 2017 - Devil Pup Rummage Sale

Devil Pup candidates, Marines and families:  We have a Devil Pup rummage sale coming up.  The Marine Corps League Marines help with this major fundraiser for our program.  The rummage sale will be held in Linn's parking lot on Sunset on 27 May 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (or noon if we sell out).  Please bring any items you would be willing to donate for the Devil Pup program to the sale site at 7:00 a.m.  Marines will supply tables for setting up rummage items and we will need help placing, selling and watching over the tables.

All Devil Pup candidates are required to attend this event to assist with unloading, loading and selling items.  If you have a very good reason for not attending, please contact Sgt. Lewis.  Please arrive by 7:00 a.m.  If you have questions, please contact Donna Toole at dtoole at sunrivertoday dot com - (you know how to e-mail that e-address).

For Marine Corps League, D.A.R., VCSU members and friends, we very much would appreciate any items you could donate to the rummage sale to send our 2017 candidates to Camp Pendleton for Devil Pup camp July 20-29.  Other than a $100 earnest money contribution by each selected pup candidate, the program is free to the family so we must raise enough to send 6 to 10 teens (our quota for 2017) to camp. 

2016 Rummage Sale

Monday, May 8, 2017

Utah Dixie's Memorial Day Activities

SunRiver Honor Park Parade and Program
Parade begins 0800
SunRiver Honor Park, SunRiver St. George, UT

Saturday, April 29, 2017

29 Apr 2017 - Cotton Days Parade


Thursday, March 30, 2017

7 Apr 2017 - Staff Meeting

Due to others using the Vet Center meeting room on our usual Thursday afternoon, we have to change the day to Friday the 7th...same time of 1430. Our Commandant will still be out of town, so I will be handling the day. All staff, committee chairs and those interested in helping out on our 10th annual golf tournament please show up. I will have flyers ready to pass out, to start soliciting foursomes for the event.
Larry Mineer, Sr. Vice Commandant

Saturday, March 18, 2017

10 June 2017 - Annual Golf Tournament


The annual Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, Marine Corps League, golf tournament is fast approaching.  This year it will be held at The Ledges Golf Course.  Please see the flyer in the link above for details and sign ups. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

12 May 2017 Pine View High School AFJROTC Award Night

First of all, let me thank you once again for your firm support of our program.  We honestly could not run this program without the many people like you who believe in these cadets as our future.  As you know, our annual National Awards Ceremony is scheduled at the Pine View High School Auditorium on Friday, 12 May 2017. Social hour starts at 1730 in the Pine View High Commons, with the Awards Ceremony starting promptly at 1900 hours in the adjacent auditorium.  We would like to ask you to ensure all of your organization’s members are aware so they can plan to show support to this great bunch of youth. There will be food available during the social hour, so you won’t need to eat dinner before you come! 

There will also be a silent auction taking place up until the time the formal ceremony starts. Our board, which consists of Lt Colonel Thomas Brown & me, Senior Master Sergeant Doc Thomas.

Thanks for your super support throughout the years when I was at Dixie High School! Please email any questions or concerns.
Very Respectfully,
Aerospace Science Instructor, Pine View High School UT-20161
(435) 628-5255 (w); (435) 632-8447 (c) (435) 628-0327 (f)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

2017 Mar 15-19 - Vietnam Wall Guard Duty Sign-Ups

Here is the SIGN UP SHEET for Utah Dixie Detachment's hours of guard duty for the Vietnam Wall.
Please enter your name and phone number phone number on the sign-up sheet and then close out of the document.

Wednesday, March 15, through Sunday, March 19
Harley Davidson, Exit 15 off I-15

Friday, March 3, 2017

Year of the Reunion

Here's the link from VFW Action Corps Weekly:

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

13 May 2017 - 1940's Hangar Dance

It's here again, the event of the year! You won't want to miss this St. George glory! Come step back into the 1940s for an evening of glamour, music, patriotism, dancing, vintage cars and planes, entertainment, food, and more! Come honor those who have served and sacrificed in the name of freedom. It is a night you will not forget!

Date: Saturday May 13, 2017**
6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

General Admission: $15 per person (before May 13th)
At door: $20 per person/$35 per couple.

Reserved seating: Table for 8
On sale now for $160 through March 31st.

$175 (April 1st - May 1st) Only 10 tables available.

To purchase tickets or reserved seating please call 435-229-4985.

General admission tickets are also available at the museum or Red Rock Swing Dances. 

New this year!  Havanah Cabana will be offering dinner for purchase at the dance from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (This is not included in price for hangar dance admission.)

**Our annual hangar dance is normally held the Friday night of Armed Forces weekend.  Due to a scheduling conflict with our band we had to move the dance to a different weekend this year.

Monday, February 27, 2017

18 Feb 2017 - Marvin Jones Funeral Honors

Marvin Jones Funeral, 18 February 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

11 Mar 2017 - Anniversary Dinner

SunRiver Community Center Ballroom on 11 Mar 2017 - It's the place to be!!

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 of the Marine Corps League will host a fundraising dinner in recognition of the Rick Backman Scholarship Fund and the 10th Anniversary of the Detachment on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the SunRiver Ballroom.  The scholarship is named in honor of a former member of the Detachment and SunRiver resident.  This fundraising event will feature a silent auction.   

The ticket price is $25 per person with a choice of salmon or braised boneless short ribs.  Proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for Marines or Navy Corpsmen, who served with Marines, attending Dixie State and Southern Utah Universities.  For tickets call Ken Olsen at 435-628-4623.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

04 Feb 2017 - Saving Goodbye to Marine Vernon Woodbury

Vernon Woodbury funeral
04 Feb 2017


Friday, February 3, 2017

11 Feb 2017 - Dixie High AFJROTC Military Ball

The highly anticipated AFJROTC Military Ball happens on 11 Feb 2017!

The meal choices are Swiss steak, chicken cordon bleu, and, for the first time this year, we have a vegetarian option.  Price is $30/plate. (It is NOT a fundraiser – that’s just our cost.)  We have a professional photographer available (bring $15-$25 extra to get portraits), a professional DJ to provide dance music, and a wonderful guest speaker.

We thank you for your support.  If we don't get at least 200 people there next Saturday night, it turns into a financial burden.  That's never happened, but ya'll make me nervous by buying your tickets last minute.  :)

You can pay in person at the Dixie High Finance Office before 3 p.m. on weekdays, or online anytime - see instructions at the webpage for Dixie High JROTC.

Please plan to come!  We’d LOVE to have any and all Veterans join us!  Thanks!  Col. Glenn Whicker.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Flightless Honor Flight in St. George News

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

2017 Feb 22 - Open House at VA Nursing Home

This message comes by way of Court Pendleton:

Attached is the event flyer for our upcoming Open house in Ivins, UT. Please give the widest distribution within each of your respective organizations. Feel free to forward this to any organization(s) that you feel would assist us in reaching the greatest number of veterans.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

17 Jan 2017 Funeral Detail

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 called into duty for funeral detail on 17 Jan 2017.  Funeral of Marine John Lattauzio will be held this Tuesday the 17th at the Southland Bible Church in north Washington.  Ceremonial uniform.  Muster at 11:00.  See 1270 Event Calendar on the right for any additional details and directions.  More questions?  Call Larry at 668-5755.


John Lattauzio, 78, passed away on January 12, 2017 in St. George, Utah. He was born on August 18, 1938 in White Plains, New York. He joined the marines in 1956 and served for eight years. He moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico in 1960 and two years later he began his lifelong career as a businessman by opening the first of many successful businesses. Over the next 50 years he put his heart and soul into his family, his business, Alamogordo and the state of New Mexico.

In 1977 he served as chairman of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. He served as President of the Committee of 50. He chaired the Otero County Republican party for eight years and served as the New Mexico State Chairman for another six years. During that time, he expanded J&J Mini-Markets from a single location to over 11 stores in two states. He also ran a small grocery store, numerous coin laundries, a mobile home park, and a health food store. John never ignored the city he worked in. He served the City of Alamogordo and the State of New Mexico with a passion, always hoping to make a positive impact. He influenced many people and always helped those in need.

Anyone who knew John knew his first love was his family. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 30 years, Kathy Lattauzio. His children: Michael Lattauzio, 46; Lori Forrest, 41; Beth Meeks, 39. His grandchildren: Shane Alexander, 17; Hannah Armstrong, 16; Jake Armstrong, 15; Reagan Forrest, 11. He is also survived by his two sisters: Diana and Ray Bradham and Anna Zaiss, along with numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

John loved politics and a good debate. He was an avid writer and enjoyed reading and education. He had a strong desire to help those less fortunate and always looked for ways to volunteer his time to improve his community. He loved traveling with his wife, spending time outdoors, and playing games with his family and friends. The last few years he was able to retire in St. George, Utah with Kathy and their dogs. He loved nothing more than starting the morning with a cup of coffee with Kathy. John and Kathy had a shared love for animals, particularly their sweet puppies. The puppies all waited to take turns to sit in John's lap every evening.

A memorial service will be held at Southland Bible Church, in Washington Utah on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00AM. His family has asked in lieu of flowers please send a donation to the local animal shelter of your choice or to the Southern Utah Veterans Home at 160 N. 200 E Ivins, Utah 84738, (435)634-5220.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, (435) 673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign his guestbook at
Published in The Spectrum & Daily News on Jan. 15, 2017