Saturday, December 29, 2018

Military Honors for Marines

Last week of December Military Honors:

Richard Olsen service.....Wednesday the 2nd... muster time 1230 at the Ivins Cemetery

Richard Flowers service....Thursday the 3rd.....muster time 1200 at the St George Cemetery

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 Member Karl Jenkins service .....Friday the 4th....muster time 1330 at Spring Gardens next to the DI.

Monday, December 3, 2018

4 Dec 2018 - Eat at Chili's; Help Toys for Tots

Print this flyer and present it when you eat at Chili's from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. TOMORROW December 4.  15% of your ticket will be donated by Chili's to Toys for Toys.  Address is on the flyer.


Friday, November 9, 2018

12 Nov Veterans Day Breakfast

Village Inn is participating in the free breakfast offer to all Veterans on Monday, 12 November.  Choose 4 INN-credible items to create your own Village Inn breakfast.  I have verified that the St. George Village Inn is participating in this breakfast for Veterans.  CLICK HERE for Village Inn's information.

In addition, Terrible Herbst on SunRiver Parkway is providing a free car wash for all active and retired military on Sunday, November 11th and Monday, November 12th.  The address is 4655 S. Pioneer Road, St. George, UT.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Birthday Ball Coming Up

2018 Marine Corps Birthday Ball
9 November 2018 
SunRiver St. George Ballroom
Beef Medallions or Salmon.
Dancing will be to Soul What band.
For info, call Jon Hinz

Friday, November 2, 2018


Click below to locate the sign-up sheet.  Please enter your name and put your cell phone number below your name in one or more boxes on the days you can volunteer.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Extras for Honor Flight Receptions

Marines:  I was in the Las Vegas Airport awaiting my flight.  It was announced that included with those unloading from the plane was a WWII Honor Flight veteran.  Maybe someone in the Detachment needs a similar hat???

He returned alone after the other Honor Flight veterans had returned because he had fallen and wasn't up to the earlier flight.  It was heartwarming to see the honor he received from everyone in view in the airport.

Thank You from Pine View

Billion received and passed on this letter of thanks from Pine View High School:

30 Oct 2018
LETTER OF APPRECIATION FOR The Marine Corps League of Southern Utah
FROM:  Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Brown, USAF (Retired)
SUBJECT:  Donation for Community Service

       Thank you for the donation of $250 toward the Pine View Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program, UT-20161.  Our cadets enjoyed serving during the competition and allowing some of our cadets to observe the competitive shooters from all over the world.
      We look forward to our continued relationship and partnership with your organization and look forward to future opportunities for our cadets to provide community service.

S/Thomas W. Brown
Thomas W. Brown, Lt Col., USAF (Retired)
Senior Aerospace Science Instruction (SASI)
UT-20161, Pine View High School, ST. George, UT
Phone: 435-628-5255 (w); 334-717-6575 (c)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Utah Dixie Detachment Marines in the News Again

Thanks to Bill Fortune, we have another article in St. George News.  Click the link below for the story on the Cub Scout event:


Monday, October 15, 2018

20 Oct 2018 - Cub Scout BB Gun Shoot

Need assistance in supervising over 500 Cub Scouts Saturday 20 October for a BB Gun Shoot.  Muster is 0800.  Cubs will be shooting from 0900 to 1200, 480 in the morning (8 relays of 60) and 105 from 1300 to 1700.  Keeping the guns loaded will be a priority, in addition to monitoring the Cubs' safe shooting.  Please indicate which shift(s) you can work.


Quail Lake is located .3 mile off of Highway 9 on SR-318 - across from the DMV.  Look for green sign on right which says "Scout Day Camp."  Lunch will be free - but please sign up asap so enough meals can be provided.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

How Many Dixie Direct Books Do You Need?

Gene Rose will have the Dixie Direct books available a couple of days before November 1st. Sales begin November 1st.  Get to your customers for their orders now!  The books are the same price - $35.  Gene will get books to you to sell so call him with how many you need.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

2018 Wreaths Across America


The historic St George Cemetery is completely funded for Christmas wreaths as of 9-30 where 1100 Veterans are buried. Still need to raise monies to cover 500 graves at Tonaquint Cemetery (258 of 750 are currently covered) and 20 Veterans graves at Shivwits Cemetery.  Participation is really needed at this BBQ fundraiser.  Remember The Daughters of the American Revolution and Zion Harley Davidson are honoring over 1800 deceased Veterans this December 15th for  Wreaths Across America. Please come out and help support them with the Wreaths Across America fund raiser.  Entertainment will be provided.

Marti Bigbie
Vice Commander Department of Utah
District 7 Commander
Commander Post 90, St George, Utah

Please join us on Saturday, October 20th, at Zion Harley Davidson for our 3rd annual BBQ fundraiser to benefit Wreaths Across America (WAA).  Our goal this year is to REMEMBER and HONOR approximately 1800 veterans buried at three participating locations:  Tonaquint Cemetery, Shivwits Cemetery and, for the very first time, historic St George Cemetery.  The GOOD NEWS is that we already have sponsors for 1300 wreaths as of this date.  We are very confident that this event annually hosted by Zion Harley Davidson can and will get us much, much closer to the finish line.  

Please help us SPREAD THE WORD about this BBQ fundraiser by circulating the attached flyer and encouraging all you know to come out and support this wonderful cause.  I have attached a link to a mission briefing video that really paints the picture of what Wreaths Across America is all about and why so many people across the nation passionately support it.  I have also attached a news link of our 2017 WAA ceremony so you can also share the impact Wreaths Across America has on our community.   

Please feel free to contact me at any time about this specific event or Wreaths Across America in general.  This year's national WAA ceremony day is scheduled for Saturday, December 15th.  Please SAVE THE DATE as we will need plenty of helpings hands to lay over 1800 wreaths.  

Respectfully yours,
Valerie E. King, Regent
Color Country Chapter, Regent
Daughters of the American Revolution
714-686-2496 (cell)
435-703-9560 (home)


Friday, September 14, 2018

7 October 2018 Fundraiser

Marines:  Southern Utah Practical Shooting Range is hosting the National Competition for the RED OKTOBER AK-47 MATCH on Sunday, 7 October.  This has the potential to be a huge fundraiser for the Utah Dixie Detachment, AFJROTC and Devil Pups.  Below is a link to a sign-up sheet for those who are able to lend assistance to the competition.



Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Devil Pup Graduates Thank Marines

On September 8, seven SoUtah Devil Pups had breakfast with Marines of the Utah Dixie Detachment #1270, St. George, Utah, to thank them for their support.  Devil Pups received Commendations from the Marines and PFT winner, Jason Hanks, received a monetary award for his efforts.  Thank you, Marines!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Poet Justice Johnston

Marines:  Billion and I thought you might get a kick out of a poem that Justice sent home from Devil Pup summer camp this year.  As you know, Justice is Billion's daughter and has been training with him for two years because she wanted to go to Devil Pup camp so badly.  She not only qualified at age 14, but came pretty close to a perfect PFT score at camp.

The pups all have to write a letter home to their parents.  They are only to write a letter and nothing else, but our little poet decided to add a poem on the back of her letter home.  The instructors caught it - but thought it was so funny they didn't yell at her!  Here's the poem (translation below):

Poem from Devil Pup Camp
By Justice Johnston

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Why did I come here?
I think I’m screwed.
My hair is messed up
and my whole body’s sore,
I’m so flippin’ tired
I’d nap on the floor (I got MRE cheese spread on my paper)
The instructors are scary,
They’re all women here.
If I mess up,
They’ll all scream in my ear!
We get MRE’s
And they taste like trash,
They won’t let us shower –
I smell like A**.

Love you all,
I’ll be home soon,
Justice Johnston