We’ve backed off in good faith to try and give you a chance to straighten this problem out. But I am going to beg with you for a minute. I'm going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

                    USMC General James “Mad Dog” Mattis

Next Meeting

Our next regular meeting will be on Thursday, 2/15/18 and will be held at our regular meeting place, the American Legion Post 74 building.  Between now and then we have one special event, our Holiday Dinner and Dance on 12/14/17.  Details on the event are provided below.

Holiday Dinner & Dance Event

Our next social event will be held at the Elk’s club off Hwy 20 in Charlottesville.  Our annual Holiday Dinner & Dance will be held on Thursday, 12/14 starting at 1830.  The cost will be $20 per person (16 and older).  We need to get a headcount by Sunday, 12/10 so please send an email to Phil Beard ( to let us know if you will attend and how many people will be in your group.  A map is provided below

Women Marines 100th Anniversary

The 100th Anniversary of the Women Marines is on 2/13/18.  We have a regularly scheduled meeting on 2/15/18 - Details to follow.

Who Needs A Detachment Cover?

Carlton Crenshaw is the man to see if you need a MCL detachment cover.  You can contact Carlton by email at

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Benefits

The Veterans Administration has identified a group of qualifying conditions that are related to the Camp LeJeune water contamination.  A list of the conditions and other details can be found at the following web site:  We have a local Veterans Service Representative, Pamela Zirkle, who can be very helpful in getting related claims filed and processed. She is located at 2211 Hydraulic Road, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901 and can be reached by email at or by phone at 434.295.2782.

DD 214s Needed 

If you are not now on active duty the detachment needs to maintain a copy of your DD214 on file.  Please send a copy to:

Carlton Crenshaw
1336 Broken Island Road
Palmyra, VA 22963

If you no longer have a copy of your DD214 it can be obtained through the National Personnel Records Center web site at

If you don’t have access to a computer we can help you draft a request letter

Once A Marine, Always A Marine