Preserving tradition, and fraternity of Marines and FMF Corpsmen, while continuing to serve. Lejeune and Federally Chartered by an act of Congress in 1937.
The Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League was founded in 1923 by World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. 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
Albuquerque Detachment 381 was first chartered by the Marine C
orps League in September 1979 and led by its first Commandant Richard J. O’Hara. The detachment carries out the programs of the League at the local level. Some of the detachment’s activities include the Fallen Marine Memorial Service, Marine 4 Life, Toys for Tots, Rose Program, scholarship grants and Young Marines. The detachment also supports the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Services Program (VAVS) and hosts Zia Pound 181 of the Military Order of Devil Dogs, the “fun and honor society” of the League. The detachment is a member of the United Veterans Council and participates in many local and national memorial events. The council advocates and supports state and national legislation on behalf of all veterans. Detachment 381 is proud to have planned and hosted the 85th National Convention of the Marine Corps League in 2007. In 2008 the detachment was renamed in honor of Captain Raymond G. Jerry Murphy, a Medal of Honor recipient and a member of our detachment who passed away in 2007. Disclaimer:
“The Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and the name Marine Corps® are registered trademarks of the USMC. The Marine Corps League and its subordinate organizations support the USMC and its veterans, however it is not officially connected to or endorsed by the USMC, and the name and emblem are used with permission.”
Just to clarify! Marine Corps Birthday first! Veterans Day next! They've earned it! End rant.
01 Nov 1943:
3d Marine Division lands on Bougainville.
22nd MAU Lands on Carriacou
On November 1, 1983, 300 U.S. Marines from the 22nd Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) staged an amphibious and helicopter landing on the island of Carriacou, 15 miles northeast of Grenada, in a search for Cuban military installations or personnel. 17 Grenadian soldiers were captured in the assault, and arms, ammunition, and training sites were found as well. The next day, the 22nd MAU left Grenada and headed to Beirut, Lebanon to replace the 24th MAU.
Suspected members of the Grenadian People's Revolutionary Army are taken by U.S. Marines to temporary compounds at the Queen's Park Racecourse, north of St. George's, Grenada, in 1983. (USMC photo)
Marines Raid Caco Stronghold in Haiti
On October 31, 1919, a Marine and gendarme, led by Sergeant Herman H. Hanneken, disguised themselves as Cacos and entered the headquarters of the Haitian Caco Leader, Charlemagne Peralte, killing Peralte and dispersing his followers. Sergeant Hanneken and Corporal William R. Button were each awarded the Medal of Honor for their respective roles in the mission.
Sergeant Hermann H. Hanneken. (USMC photo)
31 Oct 1955:
Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller retired as a Lieutenant General.
5th MEB Heads to Cuba
On October 28, 1962, 10,000 Marines of the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade left Camp Pendleton by sea en-route for the Caribbean during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
A week prior, the entire Marine Corps had been put on alert and elements of the 1st and 2d Marine Divisions were sent to Guantanamo Bay to reinforce the U.S. Naval Base.
Aerial view of Guantanamo Bay.
(U.S. Navy photo)
To all our brothers and sisters in arms. Thank you for keeping the wolf at bay.
25 Oct 1983:
Marines and Army intervene in Grenada, West Indies.
25 October 1929
The National Convention is held in Cleveland, OH and W. Karl Lations is elected National Commandant of the Marine Corps League. He was the first "non-active duty" Marine to lead the MCL after MGen (Commandant) John Lejeune and MGen (Commandant) Wendell C. Neville, MOH, USMC held the position of National Commandant.
Gregory R. Ciesielski, MCL Historian
Semper Fi, Vol. 77, No.4, Fall 2021
October 23, marks the anniversary of the single deadliest day for the Marine Corps since Iwo Jima in World War II. However, the chain of events that led up to this tragic event began more than a year prior, in June of 1982.
On June 6, 1982, the Israeli Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon in response to an assassination attempt on Israel's ambassador to the UK by Palestinian terrorists, in an attempt to create a buffer zone between Israel and a joint Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Syrian force stationed in Lebanon. After two and a half months of fighting, a 2,000 member multinational peacekeeping force, including 800 Marines from the 32d Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU), was deployed to Beirut to oversee the withdrawal of PLO guerillas on August 25.
The Marine barracks building in Beirut, Lebanon, prior to the bombing. (Photo Courtesy of II MEF)
21 OCT 1904
Panamanians clashed with U.S. Marines in Panama in a brief uprising.
Operation Maui Peak
On October 19, 1968, Operation Maui peak ended nearly two weeks after it began 11 miles northwest of An Hoa, Vietnam. More than 300 enemy forces were killed in the 13-day operation.
Elements of the 5th Marine Regiment stand by at the An Hoa Base waiting to board Sea Knight helicopters of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 [HMM-164]. (USMC photo)
Fair winds and following seas.
Oscar-nominated actor Burt Young has died. Young played Paulie, the angry, grumbling best friend and brother-in-law of Sylvester Stallone in six “Rocky” movies.
18 Oct 1859 – U.S. Marines reach Harper’s Ferry, VA and assault the arsenal seized by John Brown and his followers.
Colonel Robert E. Lee has Lieutenant JEB Stuart carry a note to Brown demanding his surrender. Brown refuses and closes and bars the doors of the Engine House. Stuart waves his hat up and down as a signal to begin the assault. The Marines attack the doors with sledgehammers, but to no effect. They find a heavy ladder and use that as a battering ram. In two blows, they create a small opening in the right hand door which is split, and they storm into the building. Lieutenant Israel Green, who leads the assault, attacks Brown with the dress sword he brought by mistake from Washington. The sword, which was never meant for combat, bends on Brown’s leather belt. Green grasps the sword by the ruined blade and hits Brown over the head with it, knocking him unconscious. The raid is over.
17 Oct 1820:
Archibald Henderson appointed commandant, holds position for 38 years.
Happy Birthday to Doc and the Navy!
We have an absolutely great event planned for the entire family.
Friday Oct 27, 2023 at our Wyoming Armory in we will be hosting our New Mexico National Guard Fall Festival.
We're asking y'all to utlize the QR code on the flyer so we can plan accordingly. This is a completely free event!
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SENT ON BEHALF OF COMMANDANT CHARLES WALTERS:
Good evening members,
I hope this notice finds you well. Due to unexpected personal and work commitments the October 21st Department Quarterly meeting is canceled.
I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
I will follow up with Detachment Commandants soon to discuss a suitable time to reschedule so we can all get back on track and continue with the League's business.
Your understanding is appreciated. Please ensure your members are notified of this change.
Today, we honor and remember the ultimate sacrifice our Sailors gave 23 years ago.
On October 11, 1951, a Marine battalion was flown by transport helicopters to a front-line combat position for the first time when Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron-161 (HMR-161) lifted the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, as a part of Operation Bumblebee, northeast of Yanggu, Korea.
U.S. Marine Corps Sikorsky HRS-1 helicopters from transport squadron HMR-161 launched from the U.S. es**rt carrier USS Sicily during "Operation Marlex-5" off the west coast of Korea in the Inchon area, on 1 September 1952. (U.S. Navy photo)
A poem written by one of our own Det members! Semper Fi!
Marines Capture Noveleta, Luzon, Philippines
On October 8, 1899, 375 Marines under the command of future Commandant of the Marine Corps George F. Elliott captured the insurgent town of Noveleta, Luzon, in the Philippines during the Philippine Revolution. There were 11 Marine casualties.
George F. Elliott. (USMC image)
Marines Assist China in Surrender of Japan
On October 6, 1945, U.S. Marines under the command of Major General Keller E. Rockey accepted the surrender of 50,000 Japanese troops in North China on behalf of the Chinese Nationalist government.
Major General Keller E. Rockey. (USMC photo)
Doc may be a goofball, but that's our goofball.
5 October 1775:
Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 2d Continental Congress used the word "Marines" on one of the earliest known occasions, when it directed General George Washington to secure two vessels on "Continental risque and pay", and to give orders for the "proper encouragement to the Marines and seamen" to serve on the two armed ships.
Today in US Marine Corps history!
1906 – Marines protected Americans during revolution in Cuba.
Revolution broke out in Cuba in 1906, and a Marine expeditionary force was sent to the island to establish and maintain law and order. In mid-1906 Cuban internal strife caused the United States to invoke the Platt Amendment and send troops to the island nation in an attempt to restore order. William Howard Taft, now Secretary-of-War, sent his Philippine Insurrection veterans.
Today in USMC history!
1918 – Marines participated in the Battle of Blanc Mont in France.
Gilda Jackson Becomes First African-American Female Marine Colonel
On October 1, 1997, Colonel Gilda A. Jackson, of Columbus, Ohio, became the first African-American female Marine to achieve the rank of Colonel during a ceremony at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. Prior to her promotion, Jackson served as the Special Projects Officer of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Colonel Gilda A. Jackson. (USMC photo)
Marines Assist China in Surrender of Japan
On September 30, 1945, U.S. Marines under the command of Major General Keller E. Rockey began landing in Northern China to assist the Chinese government accept the surrender of Japanese forces and repatriate Japanese soldiers and civilians.
Major General Keller E. Rockey. (USMC photo/released).
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