Happy New Year to all !
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Happy New Year to all !
MERRY CHRISTMAS ⛄
GO NAVY, BEAT ARMY!
May you and your loved ones have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
...take a moment to think of those service members serving abroad who can not be with their loved ones on this day.
Its that time again! Toys for Tots!. Members of the Detachment will be on hand at the following dates and times at the Riveria Theatre in North Tonawanda to receive cash and new unwrapped toy donations. Stop by to volunteer or to make a donation. If you can not make any of the following dates, you will have the opportunity to also donate at the Detachments December meeting. Think about helping make a child's Christmas a special one.
Friday.........................December 2 7:00pm
Saturday...................December 3 6:30pm
Friday.........................December 9 7:00pm
Saturday...................December 10 7:00pm
Friday.........................December 16 7:00pm
Saturday...................December 17 7:00pm
On November 11, 2022 the Conrad F. Kania Detachment hosted the 247th Marine Corps Birthday celebration along side 5 other Detachments of the West Area. At this celebration each Detachment recognized their selected Marine of the Year and Associated Member of the Year. This year's recipient of the Detachment's Marine of the Year is Milton and the Detachment's Associate Member of the Year is Vicky Weiss. Congratulations to these members on their achievement. Thank you to all who attended.
On the 11th hour or the 11th day of the 11th month, the members of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment once again paid tribute to the Gold Star Families and to the Veterans of our Country. On a very rainy and gloomy day ceremonies were moved inside whereas the Detachment posted Colors during the Gold Star Mothers honoring held at the Elks Lodge rather than the bridge in the City of Tonawanda. After that the Color Guard then traveled to Wheatfield American Legion Post #1451 to post Colors and and present a rifle salute during their annual Flag retirement ceremony. Thank you once again to all the members who braved the foul weather to pay tribute and render respects to our Nations Veterans.
Happy 247th Birthday Marines!!
On Saturday some members of the Detachment participated in the KMR 10K road march which raises food donations ( 30 lbs minimum ) for local Veterans groups while paying tribute to the fallen held at Chestnut Ridge. This was their 10th anniversary and our members donated their food to VVA #77. The Detachments participants were Greg Mish with his son Eric and Scott MacLeod. We decided to pay tribute to Scio native and Medal of Honor recipient Jason Dunham with shirts......and actually met friends of the family in attendance. Look forward to partaking in this next year with perhaps more members participating.
Rest Easy Marine.
Herschel ‘Woody’ Williams passed away this morning at 3:15 am. He was the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from WWII, earning this prestigious award during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Rest In Peace Marine. Fair winds and following seas.
Today, we pause to remember the life and service of Gen. Richard I. Neal, who passed away on June 17, 2022.
Gen. Neal spent more than 30 years in the Marine Corps, rising to the rank of four-star general and serving as the Assistant Commandant from 1996-1998.
Born in Hull, Massachusetts and a graduate of Northeastern University, Gen. Neal was repeatedly decorated for his combat actions in Vietnam, twice receiving the Silver Star for his courage, leadership, and bold initiative.
Photos from Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League's post
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
The sincerest thank you for your service and sacrifices.
"Willie " was a long time Commander of the Wheatfield American Legion Post #1451 and friend of the Conrad F. Kania Detachment. Rest Easy Willie.
Wilfred K. Beutel, age 76 of Wheatfield, NY, was called to his heavenly home, to be with our Lord and Savior, on March 25, 2022 at his residence. Born in the Town of Wheatfield on May 25, 1945; son of the late Walter and Nora (Walck) Beutel. Wilfred served in the United States Army, during the Viet Nam war. A member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church; he was an active lifetime member of the American Legion - Wheatfield Post 1451, where he served as past Commander for several years. Wilfred was also a member of the Eagles, and Moose in North Tonawanda.
He enjoyed playing Euchre, golfing, fishing and hunting.
Survivors include his loving wife, Pamela (Bentley) Beutel. They were united in marriage on August 14, 2008; two sons, Michael (Kirsty) Beutel of Huntsville, AL, the Rev. Dr. Greg (Kim) Beutel of Forth Worth, TX; two step-children, Kristy (Jacob) LaRock of Wheatfield, and Harold (Mary) Chapman of Niagara Falls; a sister, Marilyn (Otto) Scheifer of FL, sister-in-law, Linda Beutel of FL; and eight grandchildren, Nikki, Megan, Matthew, Callum, Kaitlyn, Sophia, Ethan, and Vincent. Preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Beutel.
Friends may call at the DuBois Funeral Home, 2436 Niagara Road, (Bergholz) in Wheatfield, on Monday (March 28) from 3-7 p.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Denton White, on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, corner of Niagara Road and Luther Street, in Bergholz. Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Niagara Hospice.
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.
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 can't be with their loved ones this Holiday season.
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.
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.
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
Happy 246th Birthday MARINES!
We will NEVER forget
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
Photos from Conrad F. Kania Detachment #230, Department of New York Marine Corps League's post
A new source has been vetted and approved for a Marine Corps League (MCL) women’s cut blazer for the ‘Casual Uniform’.
This red blazer is sourced through uniform stock and is priced at $69.95. Research on this uniform item has been executed by the MCL Uniform Committee and approved by the MCL National leadership.
Click the link, below, to order direct. MCL members are reminded to purchase the applicable sleeve/cuff and jacket buttons along with the blazer crest through the MCL Semper Fi store to ensure your Casual Uniform is compliant with MCL uniform guidance (2019 MCL National Administrative Procedure Manual - Enclosure 3: Uniform Guidance). Additionally, per the MCL Uniform Guidance, the blazer crest is not authorized for wear by ‘associate members’.
May is Military Appreciation Month
SAVE LIVES Act allows VA to soon provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers - VAntage Point
All Veterans, their spouses and caregivers can get COVID-19 vaccinations from VA under the SAVE LIVES Act signed into law March 24.
At the February Detachment meeting the floor opened nominations for the positions of our elected officers;
Senior Vice Commandant
Junior Vice Commandant
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.
As per the Commandant, the April Detachment meeting has been move from April 1st to April 8th. Same time, same place. See you then.
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.
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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
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