Saturday, June 29, 2019

I watched an amazing video this week about 3 Iraq veterans who come together and make a 30-day road trip across the country.  On the way they encounter other veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and conduct interviews relating to their assimilation back into American society.

I have seen other films and documentaries with the same premise but by far this is the best one, in my opinion.  Check it out and see what you think.  It's only about an hour long. The lessons learned in this doc can be applied to any veteran from any war, especially if you saw combat.  Give me your feedback!  Semper Fi!

Pat Lisi
Commandant Utah Dixie Detachment 1270

Thursday, June 27, 2019


Thank you to everyone who came to the Pizza Party last night.  We had a great time and there was plenty of food!  We learned a little bit about Chesty Puller, and it was also the date of the victory at Belleau Wood (June 26).  

Our next get together will be July 26 at the Marriott Courtyard from 5PM - ?  Just show up and have a beverage and share a few laughs.  More details to follow but for now just mark your calendar.

One last item:  Bernie will not be heading directly home from the hospital but rather he will be recovering and rehabilitating at the Veterans Home in Ivins.  Go see him, he'll be glad you did!  If you do that this coming Saturday you might want to time it so you can get in on a program called "Utah's Dixie Veterans' Stories."  This is a panel discussion about life in the military and returning to civilian life.  At least one of the panel members is a resident at the Home.  That program starts at 2 p.m.
Semper Fi !
Commandant Lisi

Saturday, June 22, 2019

2019 Devil Pup Summer Camp Winners Announced

For 2019 Devil Pup Summer Camp winners, please see the Devil Pup blog entry:
2019 Devil Pup Winners

This year's pup candidates are top notch, with at least one already scoring 400 out of 400 points. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Pizza Party!!

The Utah Dixie Detachment of the Marine Corps League is hosting a pizza party on June 26th at The Pizza Factory at Ancestor Square in downtown St. George.  Details are in the link below.  You must RSVP to me with your plans to attend so I can give the cook at The Pizza Factory an idea of how many pizzas we'll need.  Semper Fi!