Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League, Detachment 750 - Charlotte, NC is a non-profit, (501 (c) (4) ) charitable organization comprised of volunteers who are inactive United States Marines – there are no paid positions. The primary mission is to help those in need in the Greater Charlotte area. All funds are raised from corporate and individual donations plus one major annual fund raiser. All proceeds from donations and the fund raiser are used to support various charities including: Wounded Marines, Marines Helping Marines, Back Door Boutique, Marine Corps Disaster Relief Unit (DRU), Young Marines and Toys for Tots.

Wounded Marines

The USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors attached to or in support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life.

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Marine Corps Disaster Relief Unit

The mission of the Marine Corps Disaster Relief Unit is to quickly deploy personnel, food service equipment, and food to disaster sites which are chosen by a qualified disaster relief organization.

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Young Marine Program

The Young Marines is a youth education and service program for boys and girls, ages 8 through completion of high school. The Young Marines promotes the mental, moral, and physical development of its members. The program focuses on character building, leadership, and promotes a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

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Toys For Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

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Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

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Request for Marine Honor Guard detail, funeral of Gus Nordman, U.S. Air Force Viet Nam vet, Sunday 20 Nov., 1400 hours

Good afternoon Marines:

A good friend of mine and Janice’s in our dance club, Carol Thomas, has requested our help with an honor guard for her uncle, Gustav Nordman. Gus served two tours of duty in Viet Nam with the Air Force, and passed away a couple of days ago. Carol’s family would very much appreciate our help with his funeral, and as a member of our dance club, knows of the good work and honor for veterans of all branches of the military that we assist with. This Viet Nam vet’s service will take place next Sunday, 2 pm, at Forest Lawn Cemetery West, Freedom Drive, @a mile and a half or so(maybe less) to the west of I-85. I presume you Marines in charge of the detail (Kellis & Larry) would expect us to be there by 115-130 pm, and that one of you will bring the rifles and ammo. The service will be graveside, and the location will be near the mausoleum, which is not far down the main entrance road to the cemetery, and fairly close to the funeral home. There will be a large tent set up at the location for the service. The family will attempt to get the Air Force contingent in Charlotte (National Guard or Reserves) to furnish a detail for flag-folding at the service, but we should be prepared to do so as a backup plan. Carol and her husband have a casket flag from another uncle’s service years ago, and will bring as backup. Kellis has said he will wear his Dress Blues and play Taps on the bugle. Any and all Marines who can join us for the service, regardless of whether you are in the Honor Guard, and you two buddies, Don Thompson and Ronnie Tucker, U.S. Air Force, are warmly invited to join us in honoring this Viet Nam vet brother. Thanks very much for passing the information to all you know. 

 

Semper Fidelis,

 

Larry Walker

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Welcome Aboard and have a Marine Corps Day - Semper Fi!


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