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Friday, August 10, 2018

Dreams of the Black Echo


September 3rd is the premiere of the documentary film “Dreams of the Black Echo”  This film features interviews with several local veterans (including our members) and has the honor of  opening this year’s DOCUTAH International Film Festival.  The film is a very fresh, non-political look through the eyes of young students.

The Premiere Gala on September 3rd begins with an appetizer reception at Cappeletti’s Restaurant on Tabernacle Street at 6:00pm followed by screening of the film in the Electric Theater at 7:00pm.

A donor has agreed to pay the ticket cost of $50 per person for up to 50 Vietnam Era veterans and one guest, a total of 100 tickets.  Interested Vietnam Era veterans must reply to me not later than Friday August 24th   to reserve free tickets.  Please reply right away before the free tickets are all gone.

Additional tickets may be purchased online by going to docutah.com then click on the “Buy Festival Tickets” red button, then scroll down to the “Festival Gala” option.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Cox box-office.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

To You, Doc

A Tribute:



CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Thursday, July 26, 2018

DoD Begins Notifying Over 130,000 Vets They May Be Due Tax Refunds



Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 Birthday Ball Tickets Available

2018 MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL TICKETS
GOING ON SALE SATURDAY 14 JULY

Tickets are still a bargain at $35 each.
9 November 2018
Choose beef medallions or salmon.
Dancing will be to Soul What band.
For tickets, call Jon Hinz
928-380-0713
 

For those of you who miss SOS



Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fair Time!!

Marines, it's County Fair Time.  Utah Dixie  Detachment #1270 has a booth at the fair each year.  It's a nice, comfy sit-down type of job, and you get to chat with Fair visitors and answer questions about our Detachment.

We ask that you sign up for a time slot on the chart contained in the link below.  Same process - click in a box to add your name and your telephone for the time slots  you can grip and grin. Then just close out (X) of the document.

This Fair is starting on August 8, so time is of the essence!!  Sign up to have fun!  Cotton candy not included.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Chesty XV to take over as Marine Corps mascot

Monday, June 25, 2018

RIP, Lafe

Just received word this morning that Lafe Brown passed away this morning in his sleep.  Lafe will be cremated.  Details to follow.  For those who wish to send a card, the address is 84 So 800 East, American Fork, UT  84003.
Semper Fi
D'Arcy

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Learn more about new Medicare cards

CLICK HERE to learn more about the new Medicare Cards.  

Beware of scams - What should you do if someone calls and asks for your information, for money, or threatens to cancel your health benefits if you don’t share your personal information? Hang up! It’s a scam. Scam artists may try to steal your personal information by calling you and asking for your current Medicare Number to get your new Medicare card.
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Navajo Code Talker Dies in Ivins

Please click here for the story of Samuel Holiday and the Navajo Code Talkers.


From 1943-1945 Holiday served in combat with the Fourth Marine Division during World War II. Throughout this time he served duties on the island of Roi Namur, Kwajalien, Tinian, Saipan and Iwo Jima.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Samuel Holiday - Navajo Code Talker

Chaplain Steve Handy advises that Sam Holiday is on hospice and near death at the Veterans Nursing Home in Ivins.  There will be a short Honor Blanket ceremony today at 3:00 p.m. to honor his service.  Please muster at 2:45 p.m. in ceremonial dress at the front entry of the nursing home.  Any questions, call Steve Handy at 619-5064.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Seeking storage for parade float

Utah Dixie Detachment #1270 is seeking enclosed storage/garage space for its parade float - like a landscape trailer.  It would take up one garage space.  It does need to be enclosed and would be retrieved for parades a few times a year.  Anyone with a space available, please contact Larry Mineer by e-mailing larry at constructionmonitor dot com (you know how to type that e-address).

2018 Jun 13 - St. George Business Expo Sign-Ups

June 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
St. George Area Chamber 2018 Business Expo
Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S Convention Center Dr 
St. George, UT 84790




Sunday, June 3, 2018

And it's a Sweep for Utah Dixie Detachment!

Dept. of Utah Commandant of the Year Col. Dave Waters

 Dept. of Utah Detachment of the Year and Associate Marine of the Year John Mayer


Dept. of Utah Marine of the Year Les Covey

Dept. of Utah Distinguished Service Public Relations Award to Bill Fortune


  Dept. of Utah Website of the Year!  OohRah!!

Dept. of Utah Annual Convention
2 June 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018

Ken Olsen, 1937-2018

Our sincere condolences to the family of Ken Olsen who moved to his next duty station on 1 June 2018.
Ken's son, Mike, advises that the memorial service will be at the SunRiver Honor Park, June 23 from 0900 to 1100, followed by a reception at the Ken Olsen home located at 4627 S. First Light Drive, SunRiver St. George, UT 84790.

CLICK HERE FOR 2013 BIO OF KEN OLSEN

CLICK HERE FOR KEN OLSEN'S OBITUARY

 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Guadalcanal - Mitchell Paige



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Star Spangled Banner as it should be

Beware of Goose Bumps


Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day at SunRiver Honor Park

CLICK HERE FOR ST. GEORGE NEWS STORY



CLICK HERE FOR CHANNEL 4 COVERAGE OF CEREMONY AND INTERVIEW WITH OUR OWN BILL FORTUNE.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

100th Anniversary-Belleau Wood


BELLEAU WOOD 100TH ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 5/23/2018
ALMARS Number: 019/18
R 231637Z MAY 18
ALMAR 019/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/BELLEAU WOOD 100TH ANNIVERSARY//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  This November marks 100 years since the end of “The Great War.”  When Germany signed the armistice agreement in France on 11 November 1918, nations throughout the world celebrated as four years of brutal fighting and unimaginable loss and destruction came to an end.  A major turning point in World War I occurred on a 200-acre wooded stretch of French countryside called Belleau Wood.  For 20 days in June 1918, American and Allied forces fought valiantly there.  Thousands made the ultimate sacrifice taking a final stand for freedom on that hallowed ground.

2.  For our Corps, Belleau Wood has become a symbol of Marine courage and tenacity.  Many consider this battle the birth of the modern day Marine Corps.  Today, we pause to honor the Marines who fought at Belleau Wood a century ago.  We pay highest tribute to the sacrifices they made and the remarkable warrior spirit they embodied.  Few battles bond Marines so tightly to our Corps' history.  It is a great privilege to carry on the legacy Marines forged at Belleau Wood.  May we never forget the price of freedom and the warriors who have paid that price in full.

3.  Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//


Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 May 28 - Memorial Day Event at SunRiver

Memorial Day Event at SunRiver St. George 28 May 2018
0715 Muster
0750 Event
Practice: 5/24/18 1800 at SunRiver

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Register for Department Convention in St. George


Friday, May 11, 2018

May 12 - Monthly Breakfast Meeting


Monthly Breakfast Meeting Reminder!  This is election day for staff officers and you must be on deck to cast your vote.  Also, we will discussing some idea for recruitment and retention.  Pat Lisi will be telling a short story from his career as a Wisconsin Game Warden called, "The Bear That Got Away."  Bring a guest!  $7.00 buffet breakfast at 0830.