Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League Marine Corps League Detachment (Medal of Honor recipient Mitchell Redcloud Jr) serving Marines, all veterans and communities in west central WI since '10
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps. Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified Navy FMF Corpsmen and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. was born in 1924 near Hatfield, Wisconsin. In 1941 at the age of 16 he enlisted in the Marine Corps and fought in the Pacific Theater with the Carlson Raiders during World War II. He received his discharge from the military in 1945, but re-enlisted in the US Army in 1949. In January of 1950, Red Cloud received his diploma from BRFHS after completing his education in the military. On November 5th 1950, Corporal Red Cloud was killed in the area of Chonghyon, North Korea while holding off a contingent of Chinese Communist forces long enough for his company to consolidate its position and evacuate the wounded. For his "dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice," President Harry S Truman posthumously awarded Corporal Red Cloud the Medal of Honor in July of 1951. Nellie Red Cloud, Mitchell's mother, received the Medal from Omar Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cpl. Red Cloud, Company E, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. From his position on the point of a ridge immediately in front of the company command post he was the first to detect the approach of the Chinese Communist forces and give the alarm as the enemy charged from a brush-covered area less than 100 feet from him. Springing up, he delivered devastating pointblank automatic rifle fire into the advancing enemy. His accurate and intense fire checked this assault and gained time for the company to consolidate its defense. With utter fearlessness he maintained his firing position until severely wounded by enemy fire. Refusing assistance he pulled himself to his feet and, wrapping his arm around a tree, continued his deadly fire again, until he was fatally wounded. This heroic act stopped the enemy from overrunning his company's position and gained time for reorganization and evacuation of the wounded. Cpl. Red Cloud's dauntless courage and gallant self-sacrifice reflects the highest credit upon himself and upholds the esteemed traditions of the U.S. Army.
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“What the Marine Corps becomes is what we make of it during our respective watches. And that watch of each Marine is not confined to the time he spends on active duty. It lasts as long as he is proud to bear the title ‘United States Marine.’” –Gen Louis H. Wilson, 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Mission: Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Congratulations
03/24/2020

Congratulations

03/18/2020

The Detachment fundraiser on 3-13, 14 was a huge success. At the Take a Kid Hunting Foundation Gun Show, the M1 Garand, Mossberg shotgun and Henry 45/70 raffle tickets sold in near record numbers. In addition several Marines were vetted for membership. Jerry, Fritz, Mike led the way on the front line, serving a large crowd of generous and patriotic people who love their guns and bibles.

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League
03/14/2020

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Open House for Eau Claire Co. Veterans Tribute Trail covered by many Veterans Organizations and public with 2 TV stations. Proud to see 8 other Marine Corps League Detachment members. Ground breaking for 2+ million $ project set for June 12 with fly over by Blue Angles in town for Air Show 13,14.

03/13/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Commandant of the Marine Corps David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black discuss preserving the force while continuing the Corps' mission, as well as the need to close graduations to the public due to the Cornavirus.

02/10/2020
Open House for Eau Claire Co. Veterans Tribute Trail covered by many Veterans Organizations and public with 2 TV station...
02/07/2020

Open House for Eau Claire Co. Veterans Tribute Trail covered by many Veterans Organizations and public with 2 TV stations. Proud to see 8 other Marine Corps League Detachment members. Ground breaking for 2+ million $ project set for June 12 with fly over by Blue Angles in town for Air Show 13,14.

At the Tomah VA Medical Center, but I'm searching for the occasion. Maybe "The Shadow Knows" Who remembers "What evil lu...
02/04/2020

At the Tomah VA Medical Center, but I'm searching for the occasion. Maybe "The Shadow Knows" Who remembers "What evil lurks in the hearts of Men and the invisible enforcer of law and order?' Loved sitting around the radio listening to our favorite shows like Suspense" or Dragnet.The characters captured our imagination.

01/30/2020
Honoring Our Fallen

Honoring Our Fallen

Hero Home---U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Robert Livermore KIA 22 NOVEMBER 1943 TARAWA!

Seventy-six years after he was killed in hand-to-hand combat and was lost to the fog of war, the remains of U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Robert Livermore is finally coming home this morning to Los Angeles International Airport.

Livermore, was 19 when he enlisted in the Marines just days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He was only 21 when he was killed by an enemy bayonet, fighting in hand-to-hand combat on the heavily fortified, Japanese-held island of Betio.
According to a presidential unit citation awarded to the Second Marine Division and related units "for outstanding performance in combat during the seizure and occupation of the Japanese-held Atoll of Tarawa" in late November 1943, the amphibious landing by some 18,000 Marines went horribly wrong.
And yet they prevailed.

"Forced by treacherous coral reefs to disembark from their landing craft hundreds of yards off the beach, the Second Marine Division (Reinforced) became a highly vulnerable target for devastating Japanese fire," the citation reads.

"Dauntlessly advancing in spite of rapidly mounting losses," it continues, "the Marines fought a gallant battle against crushing odds, clearing the limited beachheads of snipers and machine guns, reducing powerfully fortified enemy positions and completely annihilating the fanatically determined and strongly entrenched Japanese forces."
Livermore survived.

But two days later, on Nov. 22, 1943, the young Marine was fatally wounded by an enemy's bayonet. He was buried on the island, along with nearly 1,000 other Marines. Thankfully he has now been identified and will be returning home to be laid to rest.
#AHeroRememberedNeverDies #Neverforget #HonoringOurFallen #Saytheirnames

Congratulations! Mitchell Redcloud Detachment of the Marine Corps League was privileged to send Certificates of Good Cit...
01/21/2020

Congratulations! Mitchell Redcloud Detachment of the Marine Corps League was privileged to send Certificates of Good Citizenship and a letter recognizing accomplishment to 19 Eagle Scouts from 1 July to 31 Dec 2019. Total awards for 2019 went to 45 Eagle Scouts from Chippewa Valley council.
Working on adding Gateway council to our program.

12/24/2019

Starting 2020, on Jan 3 & 4 the Detachment of Redcloud Raiders will be providing fraternity, for Marines and a public that loves their guns, as a vendor at the Bob & Rocco Gun show in the La Crosse Center. Our display will feature a M1 Garand, IHC, 308 from CMP: a Mossberg 590A1 Tactical 12 gauge pump, 9 shot, military spec 3443E; and a Henry 45/70 steel lever action, 4 rounds. See you there, our table is in the lower level showroom just inside the door. We'll get you coming or going as we sell tickets and membership in the Marine Corps League.
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Chris White
12/22/2019

Chris White

Santa’s Helpers.

Chris White
12/20/2019

Chris White

Santa’s Helpers.

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters
12/17/2019

The Marine Corps League National Headquarters

#MondayMemberMoment

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE COVER:

The Marine Corps League (MCL) uniform is not a required item for membership within the MCL; however, if a MCL uniform is worn, it must be worn properly.

The initial identifier of any member of the MCL is the cover. For those reading this but are not a Marine, a 'cover' is that thing that covers your grape (also known as a head, a noggin, a brain housing group). The MCL cover is the basic uniform of MCL members, and as such, with other veteran service organizations, the MCL cover is worn indoors at appropriate MCL events; unlike our time as active-duty Marines. When a MCL member is wearing the appropriate MCL cover, they are deemed to be in uniform.

Other than authorized emblems, patches and/or embroidery, the MCL cover will NOT be adorned with any other type of accessory, patch, pin, etc. Regular Members of the MCL (in good standing) shall wear the anodized or polished brass E/G/A gold color (enlisted style) with screw-post on their cover, available through the MCL Ship’s Store. Associate Members (in good standing) shall wear the authorized sunburst cover ornament with screw-post, available through the MCL Ship’s Store.

Additional MCL regulations regarding officer identification strips, 'LIFE' membership strips, applicable embroidery, or the Military Order of the Devil Dog (MODD) patch is stated in the 2019 MCL National Administrative Policies Manual, Enclosure 3, available on the Marine Corps League Library website.

Authorized MCL covers are as follows:

1. All members of the MCL (in good standing) are authorized to wear the RED COVER.

2. Members elected or appointed at the Department-level (State-level) are authorized to wear the RED COVER with a GOLD CROWN.

3. Members elected to a National Office or appointed to a National Staff/Committee are authorized to wear GOLD COVERS.

4. The National Commandant will wear a WHITE COVER.

5. The Past National Commandants and Honorary Past National Commandants are authorized to wear a GOLD COVER with WHITE CROWN.

6. The Past Chief Devil Dogs and Honorary Chief Devil Dogs (MODD) are authorized to wear a GOLD COVER with a BLACK CROWN.

7. Past National Vice Commandants of Divisions, Past National Directors, and Past National Directors of Young Marines are authorized to wear a GOLD COVER with a GOLD CROWN.

8. Past Department Commandants and Past Pack Leaders are authorized to wear a RED COVER with a GOLD CROWN.

9. Past Detachment Commandants and Past Pound Keepers are authorized to wear a RED COVER with a RED CROWN.

10. All past officers listed above will identify their past office with a title strip or embroidery and will display the years that they held that office.

11. With the exception of Past National Commandants, Honorary Past National Commandants, Past Chief Devil Dogs, and Honorary Chief Devil Dogs, past officers will also display the organization where they held that office (i.e. Southeast Division, Department of Ohio, Chattanooga Detachment, etc.)

Only the officers listed in this paragraph are authorized to retain the Cover for their previous office after they leave that office. All other members will revert to the appropriate cover for the elected or appointed office currently held, and if any, removing the officer identification strip(s) for prior offices no longer held.

(source: 2019 MCL National Policy Manual, Enclosure 3)

A special day of recognition for a disabled Marine veteran. Proudly presenting a hand made custom yard flag along with C...
11/16/2019

A special day of recognition for a disabled Marine veteran. Proudly presenting a hand made custom yard flag along with Certificates of Appreciation are Dennis Beattie and flag designer/builder Brian Wepking from Mitchell Redcloud Detachment Marine Corps League and USMC Recruiters Staff Sergeant Nation Wepking and Sergeant Clifton Bowers USMC Recruiting Station Minneapolis.On hand was recipient Dale Miller of Eau Claire and his very large family. Marines take care of their own.

11/16/2019
We had our first Potluck with Det 1363.  We had a lot attend and look forward to doing more in the future.
11/16/2019

We had our first Potluck with Det 1363. We had a lot attend and look forward to doing more in the future.

Members of Mitchell Redcloud Jr Detachment 1363 accept a certificate of appreciation from Tomah, WI Veterans Affairs Dir...
11/16/2019

Members of Mitchell Redcloud Jr Detachment 1363 accept a certificate of appreciation from Tomah, WI Veterans Affairs Director of Voluntary Services for support from the Marine Corps League

The Commandants message and video should be out soon.
10/28/2019

The Commandants message and video should be out soon.

POST YOUR MARINE CORPS BALL EVENT, BELOW.

Oct 23, 1983 bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebannon. 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers lost their lives whi...
10/23/2019

Oct 23, 1983 bombing of Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebannon. 220 Marines, 18 sailors and 3 soldiers lost their lives while trying to keep the peace. It's our duty to remember.

In compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, John A Lejeune on 1 Nov 1921, all "Soldiers of the Sea" since the fo...
10/22/2019

In compliance with the will of the 13th Commandant, John A Lejeune on 1 Nov 1921, all "Soldiers of the Sea" since the founding of the Corps are invited.

Marines in west central WI, southeast MN: Share with other Marines you know who want to promote the USMC, preserve USMC traditions and inspire Americanism in our communities.

10/13/2019
Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League
09/21/2019

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

In the Chapel at the Tomah VA Medical Center during the POW-MIA Remembrance Program on 9-20-2019, Rob Hillard DAV and Bob Hodson MCL Mitchell redcloud Jr. Detachment 1363 light candles for those never forgotten.

In the Chapel at the Tomah VA Medical Center during the POW-MIA Remembrance Program on 9-20-2019, Rob Hillard DAV and Bo...
09/21/2019

In the Chapel at the Tomah VA Medical Center during the POW-MIA Remembrance Program on 9-20-2019, Rob Hillard DAV and Bob Hodson MCL Mitchell redcloud Jr. Detachment 1363 light candles for those never forgotten.

Our T-shirts are in!  Perfect for working out at the gym, wearing outside to work, or just lounging around.  Super comfo...
09/14/2019

Our T-shirts are in! Perfect for working out at the gym, wearing outside to work, or just lounging around. Super comfortable! If you’re interested contact Dennis or Emily Beattie. $15.00 a shirt and we have M, L, XL, and 2XL.

Semper Fi

Eric Estel

Marines in west central WI, southeast MN: Share with other Marines you know who want to promote the USMC, preserve USMC ...
09/12/2019

Marines in west central WI, southeast MN: Share with other Marines you know who want to promote the USMC, preserve USMC traditions and inspire Americanism in our communities.

08/08/2019

Meeting tonight at 7pm at the American Legion Post 200 in Black River Falls. Tonight we are voting on T-shirts for the Det. Always happy to so those that normally come but I would like to meet some more members or those interested.

Hope to see you there.

Judge Advocate
Eric Estel

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League
07/09/2019

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Day celebration on July 4th was a traditional Ho chunk Nation Pow Wow with flag raising, grand entry, dancing to drums and songs for flags,warriors, each service branch, and families. Detachment members met with his daughter Anita and were asked to speak about his life. The detachment was honored to lead the grand entry beside the Nation's Eagle Staff and supported the Legion Post 129 carrying the Air Force flag. It was a god day to recognized our namesake.

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Day celebration on July 4th was a traditional Ho chunk Nation Pow Wow with flag raising, grand ent...
07/09/2019

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Day celebration on July 4th was a traditional Ho chunk Nation Pow Wow with flag raising, grand entry, dancing to drums and songs for flags,warriors, each service branch, and families. Detachment members met with his daughter Anita and were asked to speak about his life. The detachment was honored to lead the grand entry beside the Nation's Eagle Staff and supported the Legion Post 129 carrying the Air Force flag. It was a god day to recognized our namesake.

Dennis & Bob, Frank & Ralph had a special experience at the Tomah VA Medical Center during the facility Independence Day...
07/04/2019

Dennis & Bob, Frank & Ralph had a special experience at the Tomah VA Medical Center during the facility Independence Day Observation. It was a Carnival in the Center courtyard that was lined by about 20 games under pop up tents. Each game was sponsored by a Veterans Organization. The MCL role was to Escort inpatients to each game where the Veterans won a prize consisting of $5 or $1 coupon books for the Canteen and other small items. Everyone won something at each station. After circling the booths, the Veterans moved into the main dining room for music,food, drinks and deserts. The MCL donated Girl Scout cookies. Back in their rooms the conversations continued. Sharing the afternoon was most worthwhile for the two Volunteers and the two residents.

Possible mission phrase for the back of planned Detachment t-shirts, another is Promote the USMC, Serve Marines and thei...
07/02/2019

Possible mission phrase for the back of planned Detachment t-shirts, another is Promote the USMC, Serve Marines and their Families, Strengthen our Unit, Foster Americanism and Volunteerism.

05/14/2019

A Call to Action. The Detachment really needs your help. At the end of WWI the French planted Roses on the graves of Marines at Beleau Wood. To remember the ultimate sacrifice of all Marines, donations for a Rose are accepted at public places on Armed Forces Day. Proud Marines are asked to meet at Walmart in Black River Falls at 0900 on this Saturday the 18th. Please spend whatever time you can and join us for this important Fund Raiser. At 1300 the VFW will take over our spots. Uniform is MCL Undress or your cover.

05/13/2019
Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

This week with the Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Navy Chaplains and Associates fulfilling our mission (promote the Corps, serve Marines and their families, strengthen our fraternity and promote volunteerism).We'll be participating at the funeral for Col. Robert Gadwill (USMC Ret.) and visiting with 9 Marines at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls.
If you want to join 90 members from 6 counties around Black River Falls and have the same passion you shared with warriors while on active duty, WE WANT YOU.

05/13/2019

This week with the Marines, FMF Corpsmen, Navy Chaplains and Associates fulfilling our mission (promote the Corps, serve Marines and their families, strengthen our fraternity and promote volunteerism).We'll be participating at the funeral for Col. Robert Gadwill (USMC Ret.) and visiting with 9 Marines at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls.
If you want to join 90 members from 6 counties around Black River Falls and have the same passion you shared with warriors while on active duty, WE WANT YOU.

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League
05/12/2019

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is at Holmen High School this week. Pics of newly elected Bob Hodson stops to honor the fallen, Jr. Vice Commandant Marine Corps League Mitchell Redcloud Jr 1363 next to HUEY UH1, flags line wall with names of Wisconsin Vets lost during the War, section of wall. Semper Fi

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is at Holmen High School this week. Pics of newly elected Bob Hodson stops to honor the fal...
05/12/2019

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall is at Holmen High School this week. Pics of newly elected Bob Hodson stops to honor the fallen, Jr. Vice Commandant Marine Corps League Mitchell Redcloud Jr 1363 next to HUEY UH1, flags line wall with names of Wisconsin Vets lost during the War, section of wall. Semper Fi

05/01/2019

Detachment Members, here is the May calendar:
2 VAVS Banquet Tomah
3,4,5 Department Convention Reedsburg
7-12 Moving Wall in Holmen
8 VAVS Executive Committee Tomah
9 Detachment 1363 meeting Black River Falls
13 Veterans & Home Front Heroes Ride Eau Claire
15 Vet Home Recreation Committee Chippewa Falls
18 Rose Drive at Wal Mart Black River Falls
22 VAVS Hospital Committee Tomah
24 VAVS Memorial Day Observance Tomah
24 Vet Home Memorial Day Observance Chippewa Falls
25 Ho Chunk Nation Pow Wow Black River Falls
See April meeting minutes send out e-mail and postal for more details and attend Detachment meeting 9 May 7:00 Legion Post 200 421 Hwy 54 Black River Falls.

US Rep District 3 Ron Kind (l) Marine Corps League Mitchell Redcloud Jr Detachment 1363 members Dennis Beattie, Bob Hods...
04/27/2019

US Rep District 3 Ron Kind (l) Marine Corps League Mitchell Redcloud Jr Detachment 1363 members Dennis Beattie, Bob Hodson and Mike Boldon at the ground breaking ceremony to reopen the Golf course at the Tomah VA. It was vacant for several years but will be brought back due to efforts of the US Dept of Veterans Affairs, the Tomah VA Medical Center, the Disabled American Veterans, City of tomah and the Jason Simcakoski Foundation (Jason's Law). Jason was a Marine who was over medicated pain killers.The VA Dr. was fired.His father was the guest speaker. The course will be in Jason's name.

04/18/2019
04/11/2019

"Thunder snow" causes rescheduling.Marine Corps League Detachment meeting.The new assembly date is Thursday 18 April at Legion Post 200 421 Hwy 54 Black River Falls. Opening ceremony at 1900.The purpose is to promote the Corps, serve Marines, strengthen our Brotherhood while fostering Americanism and Patriotism through selflessness and servant leadership.

04/07/2019

7 new members and 1 Transfer for the Detachments next meeting 4-11, 7:00, Legion post 200, 421 Hwy 54 Black River Falls. Plus officer nominations.

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League
04/07/2019

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Det 1363 Marine Corps League

Mitchell Redcloud Jr. Detachment 1363 Black River Falls WI new member Brian Wepking on top MCRD SD in "86. Oldest son 2009, youngest 2011.Dad has his first 2 recruits for Marine corps League.

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780 US Hwy 54
Black River Falls, WI
54615

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We meet the Second Thursday each month @ 1800 Social hour business transactions @ 1900 in Denny's Restaurant Flying J Truck Stop

Opening Hours

Thursday 18:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(715) 299-6520

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