Marine Corps League "Jerry Murphy" Detachment 381

Marine Corps League "Jerry Murphy" Detachment 381 Preserving tradition, and fraternity of Marines and FMF Corpsmen, while continuing to serve our community. Monthly Meeting Place:
VFW Post 401
2011 Girard Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Every 2nd Thursday of every month at 1900-2000.

The Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune and Federally Chartered by an act of Congress in 1937. The League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of all Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen who proudly wear or have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the United States Marine Corps. The Jerry Murphy Detachment 381

The Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune and Federally Chartered by an act of Congress in 1937. The League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of all Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen who proudly wear or have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the United States Marine Corps. The Jerry Murphy Detachment 381

Operating as usual

Operation Desert Storm BeginsOn January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied coalit...
01/16/2022

Operation Desert Storm Begins

On January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied coalition forces launched an all-out attack air campaign against targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait in an effort to liberate Kuwait and enforce the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. During the course of Operation Desert Storm, coalition forces included more than 415,000 American troops.

Image info: U.S. Marine artillerymen set up their 155 mm howitzer for a fire mission against Iraqi positions on January 20, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.
(USMC photo by Staff Sergeant Vance).

Operation Desert Storm Begins

On January 16, 1991, Operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm as allied coalition forces launched an all-out attack air campaign against targets in Iraq and occupied Kuwait in an effort to liberate Kuwait and enforce the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council. During the course of Operation Desert Storm, coalition forces included more than 415,000 American troops.

Image info: U.S. Marine artillerymen set up their 155 mm howitzer for a fire mission against Iraqi positions on January 20, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm.
(USMC photo by Staff Sergeant Vance).

A Marine and his rifle WILL kill you. Period.
01/14/2022

A Marine and his rifle WILL kill you. Period.

A Marine and his rifle WILL kill you. Period.

This is also why we have safety briefs.
01/14/2022

This is also why we have safety briefs.

This is also why we have safety briefs.

It's not hazing, or fighting. It's training for the enemy that doesn't care about you or your feelings. Harden up warrio...
01/12/2022

It's not hazing, or fighting. It's training for the enemy that doesn't care about you or your feelings. Harden up warrior!

It's not hazing, or fighting. It's training for the enemy that doesn't care about you or your feelings. Harden up warrior!

Sound off!
01/12/2022

Sound off!

Sound off!

Marines Deployed to SomaliaOn January 10, 1995, the Pentagon announced that 2,600 U.S. Marines would be deployed to Soma...
01/10/2022

Marines Deployed to Somalia
On January 10, 1995, the Pentagon announced that 2,600 U.S. Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield to assist the final United Nations peacekeeping troops withdraw from the country. The decision came in response to the UN's request for American protection of its peacekeeping troops serving in Somalia.

Image info: Official logo for Operation United Shield (released)

Marines Deployed to Somalia
On January 10, 1995, the Pentagon announced that 2,600 U.S. Marines would be deployed to Somalia for Operation United Shield to assist the final United Nations peacekeeping troops withdraw from the country. The decision came in response to the UN's request for American protection of its peacekeeping troops serving in Somalia.

Image info: Official logo for Operation United Shield (released)

Thank you to all of our law enforcement!
01/09/2022

Thank you to all of our law enforcement!

Yut!
01/08/2022

Yut!

Yut!

Doc is special. Not sure what's wrong with him, but we love him just the same.
01/07/2022

Doc is special. Not sure what's wrong with him, but we love him just the same.

Doc is special. Not sure what's wrong with him, but we love him just the same.

Happy Birthday New Mexico!
01/06/2022

Happy Birthday New Mexico!

Happy Birthday New Mexico!

Tattooed on each of our hearts... and many of us in general.
01/05/2022

Tattooed on each of our hearts... and many of us in general.

Tattooed on each of our hearts... and many of us in general.

01/05/2022

On This Day in History > January 4, 1776:
Samuel Nicholas leads the first US Marines mission

" Samuel Nicholas leads the first US Marines mission aboard the USS Alfred. Samuel Nicholas was born in Philadelphia to a wealthy blacksmith. He attended Philadelphia Academy and was intimately involved with Philadelphia "high society." He became a member of the exclusive "Schuylkill Fishing Company," which was a fishing and social organization, at the age of 16. In 1766, he helped found the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club, one of the earliest hunting clubs in America.

Nicholas became the proprietor of a popular Philadelphia eatery called the Conestoga Wagon at some point in the early 1770s, probably because he was courting the owner's daughter, Mary Jenkins, whom he later married. Nicholas also attended a Freemasons group that met at Tun Tavern. When the American Revolution began, Congress asked Nicholas to form several battalions of marines for its new navy, not because of any experience he had at sea, but because of his extensive associations in the city through its taverns. It was believed that a lot of good sailors and able fighting men could be found in them.

Nicholas was commissioned as a "Captain of Marines" on November 5, 1775 and received a written commission on the 28th, the first official appointment for the Continental Navy or Marines. Through December, Nicholas recruited and trained several hundred marines from his headquarters at Tun Tavern and formed them into 5 companies and two battalions. On January 4, 1776, they left Philadelphia on their first mission aboard the USS Alfred, along with Captain Nicholas, Admiral Esek Hopkins and First Lieutenant John Paul Jones aboard.

Commander Hopkins took the small fleet to New Providence in the Bahamas where Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia had transported a large store of weapons to be held safely from the rebels in Virginia. They arrived at New Providence on March 3 and Captain Nicholas led his 284 Marines in their first land attack the following day. They took the city of Nassau and two forts virtually without a fight and captured 88 cannons, 15 mortars and a large supply of other military items. The Battle of Nassau is sometimes called the most successful American naval venture of the Revolution. On the return mission, Nicholas' men participated in the first sea battle involving the Marines when the Alfred ran into the HMS Glasgow, a British warship.

After returning to the colonies, Congress promoted Nicholas to Major, assigning him to recruit and train more marines. Nicholas and his men were sent to join George Washington during the British invasion of New Jersey and assisted him in the Battle of Princeton, the first time the Marines were put under command of the army. When the British evacuated Philadelphia in 1778, Nicholas was transferred back to the city to resume the training of more marines, even though he requested to be put aboard the new ship, USS America, being built in Maine, with some of his marines. Congress believed he was more valuable in his training and organizational role and ordered him to stay in Philadelphia, which he did until the end of the war.

Samuel Nicholas is considered the First Commandant of the US Marines for his role in forming this branch of the US military. He was buried in the cemetery at the Arch Street Friends Meeting House on his death in 1790 during the Yellow Fever epidemic of that year."
Revolutionary-War-and-Beyond.com
_________________________
Major Samuel Nicholas

Great job Marines! Marines Leo McCann and Allen Osborn recently scrubbed and cleaned the grave of 1stSgt James Morris, C...
01/04/2022

Great job Marines!

Marines Leo McCann and Allen Osborn recently scrubbed and cleaned the grave of 1stSgt James Morris, Co C 8th U.S. Cav. 1stSgt Morris was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroic action in 1875 during the Indian Wars near Fort Selden, NM. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery off Yale Blvd. Rest on 1stSgt, we have the watch.

Great job Marines!

Marines Leo McCann and Allen Osborn recently scrubbed and cleaned the grave of 1stSgt James Morris, Co C 8th U.S. Cav. 1stSgt Morris was the recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroic action in 1875 during the Indian Wars near Fort Selden, NM. He is buried in Fairview Cemetery off Yale Blvd. Rest on 1stSgt, we have the watch.

Marines have two settings. On & Off. You don't want to be in front of us when we move that switch to On.
01/04/2022

Marines have two settings. On & Off. You don't want to be in front of us when we move that switch to On.

Marines have two settings. On & Off. You don't want to be in front of us when we move that switch to On.

You can run, but you'll only die tired.
01/04/2022

You can run, but you'll only die tired.

You can run, but you'll only die tired.

Amen
01/02/2022

Amen

Amen

01/01/2022

The Marine Corps League salutes all of our members for making it through 2021. We seek your continued support, input, and leadership as we step forward into this new year - help us continue to grow, connect, and continue to make positive impacts!

01/01/2022
12/31/2021
12/30/2021
Prayers and condolences go out to the family of Marine Brock on the loss of his mother Bobbie as well. Bobbie was called...
12/30/2021
Roberta Brock Obituary 2021 - Farmington Funeral Home

Prayers and condolences go out to the family of Marine Brock on the loss of his mother Bobbie as well. Bobbie was called home by our Lord on 12/24/2021.

View Roberta Brock's obituary, send flowers and find service dates or sign the guestbook.

Yut!
12/29/2021

Yut!

Yut!

12/29/2021
The elite for a reason. They play Army. Things get real and the playing stops when they call in the Marines.
12/27/2021

The elite for a reason. They play Army. Things get real and the playing stops when they call in the Marines.

The elite for a reason. They play Army. Things get real and the playing stops when they call in the Marines.

Marines Provide Flood ReliefOn December 26, 1957, 20 helicopters from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 162 were rushed t...
12/27/2021

Marines Provide Flood Relief
On December 26, 1957, 20 helicopters from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 162 were rushed to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) onboard the USS Princeton. Upon arrival, Marines participated in the rescue and evacuation of flood victims.

Image info: The USS Princeton.
(U.S. Navy photo)

Marines Provide Flood Relief
On December 26, 1957, 20 helicopters from Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 162 were rushed to Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) onboard the USS Princeton. Upon arrival, Marines participated in the rescue and evacuation of flood victims.

Image info: The USS Princeton.
(U.S. Navy photo)

Merry Christmas to ALL! Semper Fi!
12/25/2021

Merry Christmas to ALL! Semper Fi!

Merry Christmas to ALL! Semper Fi!

12/25/2021

In 1914, a miracle happened. It became known as the Christmas Truce. And it's a testimony of the power of God.

Early December the Pope had asked for everyone to have a cease fire for Christmas. Officially, he was ignored and the war was to go on. However, on Christmas Eve a miracle began to emerge that filled a large portion of the Western Front.

German soldiers laid down their arms and walked into No Man's Land singing a Christmas carol, and doing their best to say Merry Christmas. Initially British troops thought it was a ruse to set a trap. But when they realized their foe was unarmed they met them halfway across one of the deadliest landscapes ever fought on.

Across the front soldiers sang carols, instruments could be heard playing, even a soccer game was had. And for Christmas there was peace and joy for many weary fighters.

Many wrote home, still in disbelief. A German Lieutenant stated, "How marvelously wonderful, yet how strange it was. The English officers felt the same way about it. Thus Christmas, the celebration of Love, managed to bring mortal enemies together as friends for a time."

Mortal enemies became friends. Only ONE has that kind of power. God, who put love and joy in the hearts of His children. No man on the planet could have pulled that off without the Holy Spirit. It was God's love for each and every one of us. And it shows he's still walking amongst us!

As we celebrate His birth, we also need to reflect on His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. He came to set us free, so we could live in fellowship with Him. How do we honor Him, and all those who have gone on to be with Him? By following His example, asking Jesus into our hearts, and living a life reaching out to others in His love.

Matthew 28:16-20
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

In this Christmas season, renew your answer to the Great Commission because God didn't say, "come to me." Rather he says, "I'm with you every step of the way." It only takes a mustard grain of faith. It's the least we can do in return for the great love and sacrifice He's given us.

Merry Christmas, and God Bless,
Rev Burton Rominger
Det 381 Chaplain

Absolutely heinous! But we were happy when we needed the old woolly pulley!
12/24/2021

Absolutely heinous! But we were happy when we needed the old woolly pulley!

Absolutely heinous! But we were happy when we needed the old woolly pulley!

Merry Christmas Eve and Semper Fi!
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas Eve and Semper Fi!

Merry Christmas Eve and Semper Fi!

Fair winds and following seas.
12/24/2021

Fair winds and following seas.

I came across this and it hits home for me personally as someone who has spent many years in first response as well. I k...
12/22/2021

I came across this and it hits home for me personally as someone who has spent many years in first response as well. I know every one that's ever served can connect with this on many levels. Please take time to say a prayer specifically for our responders and their spiritual, mental, and physical safety.

Semper Fi & God Bless,
Burton Rominger, Chaplain Det 381

This is going to be a tough week for first responders.

This week they'll respond to car wrecks filled with bodies and Christmas gifts, they'll respond to cardiac arrests during family dinners, they'll respond to suicides for the poor people where this isn't the happiest time of year. They'll respond to drug overdoses, murders and sexual assaults.

. .....and when their shift is over they'll return to their families, act like none of it happened and try to enjoy the holiday season. Let's stick together this week everyone and be safe.

Keep our responders in your prayers.

Don't forget kids, Santa served! Better stay on the Nice list.
12/22/2021

Don't forget kids, Santa served! Better stay on the Nice list.

12/22/2021

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Albuquerque, NM
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