History


In the beginning...

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Carlton Crenshaw - Detachment Founder and First Commandant

The work to found the Bradley T. Arms Detachment was initiated in the spring of 2006 by Carlton Crenshaw, a retired financial executive, Marine Captain and a veteran of the Viet Nam War and the siege at Khe Sanh.  Carlton and his newly recruited members spent the balance of 2006 growing the detachment and preparing for a formal MCL charter.


A name worth remembering....

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Cpl Bradley T. Arms with his mother, Betty Arms

We started out as the “Central Virginia Detachment” but along the way we decided to change the name to honor a local Marine killed in action in Fallujah, Iraq: Corporal Bradley T. Arms.


And finally, a Charter...

The detachment received its charter in a formal ceremony on February 27, 2007.  In attendance were Bob and Betty Arms along with members of the Lynchburg, Virginia reserve unit who served with Brad Arms in Iraq.


Charlottesville Post Office Named in Honor of Bradley T. Arms


In a ceremony held on Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2009 the main Charlottesville Post Office on Seminole Trail was named in honor of Bradley T. Arms.  Visit the Photo page to see photos from the event.

For more information about Brad Arms and about the recent naming of the Charlottesville, VA main post office in his honor please click here to see a short video.

Once A Marine, Always A Marine