Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League

Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps-related veterans organization in the United States

Operating as usual

01/05/2022

As per the request of the Senior Vice Commandant, the Thursday January 6, 2022 Detachment meeting has been cancelled due to potentially hazardous predicted weather conditions. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Semper Fidelis

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2022!!
01/01/2022

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2022!!

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2022!!

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!.....take a moment to remember those serving abroad who ca...
12/24/2021

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!

.....take a moment to remember those serving abroad who can't be with their loved ones this Holiday season.

Semper Fidelis

12/11/2021
GO NAVY!!
12/11/2021

GO NAVY!!

12/07/2021
Happy Thanksgiving. In a day of thanks with our families surrounding us, take a moment to remember those serving abroad ...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving. In a day of thanks with our families surrounding us, take a moment to remember those serving abroad who can not be with their families this day.

Semper Fidelis

Happy Thanksgiving. In a day of thanks with our families surrounding us, take a moment to remember those serving abroad who can not be with their families this day.

Semper Fidelis

11/24/2021
Its that time again Ladies and Gentlemen. Its the annual Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots drive. Please think about h...
11/13/2021

Its that time again Ladies and Gentlemen. Its the annual Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots drive. Please think about helping out children in need this Christmas season. If you are willing and can, you can donate a new unwrapped toy or give a cash donation. Any and all is greatly appreciated. The Members of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment will be on had at the Riveria Theatre in North Tonawanda seeking donations for this drive on the following dates. Thank you in advance and again.......help out to make a childs Christmas bright.

https://buffalo-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3

https://rivieratheatre.org/

Saturday December 4 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday December 10 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday December 11 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Friday December 17 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday December 18 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Its that time again Ladies and Gentlemen. Its the annual Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots drive. Please think about helping out children in need this Christmas season. If you are willing and can, you can donate a new unwrapped toy or give a cash donation. Any and all is greatly appreciated. The Members of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment will be on had at the Riveria Theatre in North Tonawanda seeking donations for this drive on the following dates. Thank you in advance and again.......help out to make a childs Christmas bright.

https://buffalo-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx?nPageID=100&nPreviewInd=200&nRedirectInd=3

https://rivieratheatre.org/

Saturday December 4 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday December 10 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday December 11 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Friday December 17 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday December 18 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

11/11/2021
Happy 246th Birthday MARINES!
11/10/2021

Happy 246th Birthday MARINES!

Never forget!
10/23/2021

Never forget!

Never forget!

We will NEVER forget
09/11/2021

We will NEVER forget

We will NEVER forget

I personally apologize for the lateness of this post as I just received my posting " privilege " back from Mr. Zuckerber...
08/29/2021

I personally apologize for the lateness of this post as I just received my posting " privilege " back from Mr. Zuckerberg. The photo was borrowed from the 2nd Lt John P. Bobo Detachment.

Marine Duane Frost was Detachment as well as Department of New York Past Commandant and was also very involved with the conception and construction of the Marine Corps Monument in North Tonawanda and the Veterans Memorial in Niagara Falls.

Duane L. Frost, 72, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on August 24, 2021 at Buffalo General Medical Center. Born on April 4, 1949 in Silver Creek, NY, he was the son of the late Donald L. Frost and the late Inez (nee Barrus) (late Phillip) Allen. On October 14, 2006, Duane married the former Donna M. Weld. Mrs. Frost predeceased him on January 18, 2021.
Sgt. Duane Frost, proudly served as a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War, serving 2 tours, from June 19, 1968, until his honorable discharge on June 16, 1972. He was a life member of the Conrad F. Kania Marine Corps Detachment # 230, where he served as Past Commander and most recently a member of the 2nd Lt. John Paul Bobo Marine Corps Detachment #1118. As a 3 time Purple Heart recipient, Duane was active in the Purple Heart Detachment in Niagara Falls. He was also a member of MODD#37, Past Department of NYS Marine Corps League Commandant, currently the Commander and Life member of the American Legion John J. Welch Post #381 and Life Member of the VFW Post #54. Duane enjoyed camping at Niagara Woodlands Campground and was a western movie fan.Above all he was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and a true HERO to all who knew him.
Duane is survived by children, Robert (Leanne) Frost, Scott Frost, Steven (Amanda) Frost, Bryan (Diane) Croyle, Eric (Ginelle) Croyle, Kimberly Croyle and April (Brandon) Alderson; grandchildren, Stephanie Frost, Robert (Amanda Walsh) Frost, Natilie Frost, Scott Frost, Jr., Aiden Frost, Connor Frost, Annalise Frost, Kollin Croyle, Konnor Croyle, Britney-Bay Croyle, Garret Croyle, Zachary Croyle, Austin Connors and Aubrey Connors; great-grandchildren, Amara Walsh Frost, ElenaWalsh Frost and Ryleigh Walsh Frost and Kaylani Croyle; siblings, Francelia (Carl) Kirschler, Marcia (late Wesley) Brown, Karen Switaj and Rodney Lobe and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents and spouse, he was predeceased by half-brothers, Donald Frost and Jack Frost.
The family will be present on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007) where a Military Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Interment, with Military Honors, will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke, NY. Friends are invited to assemble at the cemetery. For the interment, please contact the family due to vehicle restrictions at the cemetery. For all services, masks are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to a veterans charity of one’s choice.

Rest Easy Marine

Semper Fidelis

I personally apologize for the lateness of this post as I just received my posting " privilege " back from Mr. Zuckerberg. The photo was borrowed from the 2nd Lt John P. Bobo Detachment.

Marine Duane Frost was Detachment as well as Department of New York Past Commandant and was also very involved with the conception and construction of the Marine Corps Monument in North Tonawanda and the Veterans Memorial in Niagara Falls.

Duane L. Frost, 72, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on August 24, 2021 at Buffalo General Medical Center. Born on April 4, 1949 in Silver Creek, NY, he was the son of the late Donald L. Frost and the late Inez (nee Barrus) (late Phillip) Allen. On October 14, 2006, Duane married the former Donna M. Weld. Mrs. Frost predeceased him on January 18, 2021.
Sgt. Duane Frost, proudly served as a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps, during the Vietnam War, serving 2 tours, from June 19, 1968, until his honorable discharge on June 16, 1972. He was a life member of the Conrad F. Kania Marine Corps Detachment # 230, where he served as Past Commander and most recently a member of the 2nd Lt. John Paul Bobo Marine Corps Detachment #1118. As a 3 time Purple Heart recipient, Duane was active in the Purple Heart Detachment in Niagara Falls. He was also a member of MODD#37, Past Department of NYS Marine Corps League Commandant, currently the Commander and Life member of the American Legion John J. Welch Post #381 and Life Member of the VFW Post #54. Duane enjoyed camping at Niagara Woodlands Campground and was a western movie fan.Above all he was a devoted father, grandfather, great grandfather and a true HERO to all who knew him.
Duane is survived by children, Robert (Leanne) Frost, Scott Frost, Steven (Amanda) Frost, Bryan (Diane) Croyle, Eric (Ginelle) Croyle, Kimberly Croyle and April (Brandon) Alderson; grandchildren, Stephanie Frost, Robert (Amanda Walsh) Frost, Natilie Frost, Scott Frost, Jr., Aiden Frost, Connor Frost, Annalise Frost, Kollin Croyle, Konnor Croyle, Britney-Bay Croyle, Garret Croyle, Zachary Croyle, Austin Connors and Aubrey Connors; great-grandchildren, Amara Walsh Frost, ElenaWalsh Frost and Ryleigh Walsh Frost and Kaylani Croyle; siblings, Francelia (Carl) Kirschler, Marcia (late Wesley) Brown, Karen Switaj and Rodney Lobe and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents and spouse, he was predeceased by half-brothers, Donald Frost and Jack Frost.
The family will be present on Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY (716-297-9007) where a Military Prayer Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Interment, with Military Honors, will be held on Tuesday, August 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the Western New York National Cemetery, Pembroke, NY. Friends are invited to assemble at the cemetery. For the interment, please contact the family due to vehicle restrictions at the cemetery. For all services, masks are encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be made to a veterans charity of one’s choice.

Rest Easy Marine

Semper Fidelis

Photos from Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League's post
07/04/2021

Photos from Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League's post

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05/11/2021

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May is Military Appreciation Month
05/04/2021

May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month

03/23/2021

MARINES,

At the February Detachment meeting the floor opened nominations for the positions of our elected officers;

Commandant
Senior Vice Commandant
Junior Vice Commandant
Judge Advocate
Junior Past Commandant

The March meeting again saw the floor opened for nominations for said positions. Upon the closing of nominations the election was held in which each position had just one candidate. The victors of this election were as follows;

Commandant - Frank Klipenstien
Sr. Vice Commandant - Jack Weiss Jr.
Jr. Vice Commandant - Joan Schuster
Judge Advocate - George Brock
Jr. Past Commandant - Paul Schultz

At the completion of the election and at the request of the New York West Area Vice via requests from National, the Officers of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League were duly sworn in at the same meeting for the term 2021-2022 by West Area Vice, Department of New York, Earl Herrington.

Congratulations to the newly elected Officers. If you as a member would like to assist in the success of the Detachment, please reach out to the Commandant and his staff to seek out an appointed position. Thank you to all who participated in this process, a process which is one of the most important we can perform as members of the Marine Corps League.

Semper Fidelis,

03/23/2021

As per the Commandant, the April Detachment meeting has been move from April 1st to April 8th. Same time, same place. See you then.

Semper Fi-

Gary was a long time member and paymaster for the Detachment. He was also the Unit Commander for the Western New York Yo...
03/23/2021
Obituary for Gary L. Eichler | John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc

Gary was a long time member and paymaster for the Detachment. He was also the Unit Commander for the Western New York Young Marines for a substantial time. Gary was forever a contributing volunteer and always had a smile. He will be greatly missed. Rest easy Marine.

Semper Fidelis

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Congratulations to the Officers of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment for the 2021-2022 term.Commandant - Marine Klipenstien...
03/08/2021

Congratulations to the Officers of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment for the 2021-2022 term.

Commandant - Marine Klipenstien
Senior Vice Commandant - Marine Weiss
Junior Vice Commandant - Marine Schuster
Judge Advocate - Marine Brock
Junior Past Commandant - Marine Schultz

Semper Fidelis

Wishing everyone and their families a Happy New Year!!! May 2021 bring far more joy!!Semper Fidelis
12/31/2020

Wishing everyone and their families a Happy New Year!!! May 2021 bring far more joy!!

Semper Fidelis

Wishing all and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!......take a moment to remember all those wh...
12/24/2020

Wishing all and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

......take a moment to remember all those who have served and continue to serve who can not be with their families for the Holidays.

Semper Fidelis

ARMY - NAVY 2020GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!!!
12/12/2020

ARMY - NAVY 2020

GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!!!

A DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY........Never Forget!!
12/07/2020

A DAY WHICH WILL LIVE IN INFAMY........Never Forget!!

11/30/2020

.....from the Commandant,

December 2020 Meeting:

I hope you are all well and had a great Thanksgiving.
Due to the current restrictions on gathering, limiting groups to 10 or less, I am canceling our December meeting.
We will aim for January.
Have a good holiday season and stay well and safe.
I have included all of you that are in my contacts. If you know of a member that is not on my list, please let them know about the cancellation.

Semper Fi,
Frank.

.....on that somber note, we want to wish everyone and their families a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to hoping 2021 turns out to be much better than 2020.

Semper Fidelis

11/26/2020
Wishing everyone and their families the happiest of days this Thanksgiving
11/26/2020

Wishing everyone and their families the happiest of days this Thanksgiving

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Marines of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment along with representatives ...
11/13/2020

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month Marines of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment along with representatives of the Sikora American Legion Post, Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter #77 and the Boy Scouts of America gathered on Renaissance Bridge between the Tonawandas to honor our country's Veterans. It is also during this ceremony we honor the Gold Star Mother's with a wreath laying in the canal. Also not pictured were other members of the Detachment who performed the rifle salute prior to the playing of Taps. From here the members then went on to the Wheatfield American Legion Post #1451 to provide Colors and rifle detail for their flag retirement ceremony.

Remembering all those who have served and continue to serve..........THANK YOU.
11/11/2020

Remembering all those who have served and continue to serve..........THANK YOU.

Happy 245th Birthday MARINES!
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday MARINES!

Well unfortunately due to New York's  COVID restrictions on gathering the Detachment had previously made the determinati...
11/06/2020

Well unfortunately due to New York's COVID restrictions on gathering the Detachment had previously made the determination to cancel it's formal Marine Corps Birthday Celebration for the 245th Birthday of our Corps. In keeping with tradition the Detachment did have a reading of the Commandants Birthday message and the cutting of the cake. Upon the completion of the brief ceremony, the Detachment then named their Marine of the Year for 2019/2020.....Steve Penna. Congratulations Marine! Thank you to all who attended and wishing all Marines a Happy 245th Birthday and a happy and safe Veterans Day........ALWAYS REMEMBER!

Semper Fidelis

Address

P.O. Box 405
North Tonawanda, NY
14120-0405

General information

Meetings are at 2000 ( 8:00pm for the civilianized ), the first Thursday of the month at the American Legion Wheatfield Post #1451, 6525 Ward Rd. Sanborn NY, Annual dues $33.00 Must show your discharge or a copy of your DD-214 National; www.marinecorpsleague.com Department; www.empirestateleathernecks.com Conrad F. Kania, born August 9, 1924, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on November 26, 1941. Private First Class Kania was the first Marine of the Twin cities to be killed in action in the Pacific on November 9, 1942 i the Solomon Islands. PFC Kania was awarded the Purple Heart. In 1944 the Detachment was formed and named in his honor. His brother Vernon " Pete " Kania was a life member of the Detachment until his passing at the age of 85 on June 20, 2012. The Young Marines of the Marine Corps League Inc. www.youngmarines.com

Opening Hours

8pm - 10pm

Products

ATTENTION MARINES...ADD YOUR NAME TO OUR MONUMENT. For only fifty dollars (50.00), you can join over 2300 Marines, past and present, listed on the Monument. Your name plate will be 1-1/2" x 3" and will list your Name, Rank & Dates of Service (i.e. 1960 - 1964.) You will also receive a beautiful certificate, suitable for framing, listing your name and location on the wall. Your name plate will be a lasting remembrance of your service to Country and Corps. Our Monument is located in Veterans Park ( formerly Fisherman's Park ), North Tonawanda, NY. Email Frank Klipstein at [email protected] or call 716-572-9394 for an application.

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The meeting for April has been cancelled. We will keep you posted about May due to the Corona Virus
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We are very glad to see that Marine Corps Appreciation Day is set to be celebrated August 11th, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.
The May-June 2018 edition of The Scuttlebutt is in the mail. Unfortunately, since it is in MSWord format, it is very difficult to post here.