Marine Corps League Foothills Detachment 1164

Marine Corps League Foothills Detachment 1164 Accepting applications for membership. The Marine Corps League was founded by Major General, John A. Lejeune, in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress on August 4, 1937.
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Its membership of nearly 50,000 is comprised of honorably discharged, active duty, Reserve Marines with 90 days of service or more, and retired Marines. It includes officers and enlisted, male and female members. The Marine Corps League is classified as a veterans / military service organization and was formed for the purposes of promoting the interests of the U.S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines, as well as to their widows and orphans; and to preserve the traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps. It is a not for profit organization within the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 501 (c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.

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09/21/2020
Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!On this day in 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of ...
09/18/2020

Happy Birthday to the United States Air Force!

On this day in 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 and created the USAF as a separate service branch of the military!

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day to honor those service members who were held captive and returned from ...
09/18/2020

Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, a day to honor those service members who were held captive and returned from war, as well as those who remain missing. We are eternally grateful for their courage and sacrifice.

Ok, last competition of the year.  Come on out and show everyone what youโ€™ve got!  Ammo provided.  Call or text 704-692-...
09/17/2020

Ok, last competition of the year. Come on out and show everyone what youโ€™ve got! Ammo provided. Call or text 704-692-7871 to let us know youโ€™re coming. Please share.

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Tara Ross
09/07/2020

Tara Ross

*** Medal of Honor Mondayโ€ฆ.. and Happy Labor Day! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ***

On this day in 1944, a hero throws himself on a grenade to save his fellow soldiers. Amazingly, Robert D. Maxwell would live to tell the tale. Indeed, when Maxwell passed away last year, he was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient.

Perhaps Maxwell was an unlikely hero? His Quaker grandfather had been a huge influence on his life. โ€œI envision myself as a conscientious objector,โ€ he later told an interviewer, โ€œbut when Pearl Harbor happened and other people around me were going to war, I felt that it was not only my duty but my privilege to serve the country.โ€

Maxwell ended up in a non-combat position as a telephone wireman. It was his job to string communication lines for his battalion. Except the (allegedly) non-combat position put him in harmโ€™s way more than once. During the Italian campaign, he worked a vital repair job for three hours, under fire. Shrapnel was tearing great gashes in his legs, but he just kept going.

He came under fire again during September 1944 as the Third Infantry Division advanced on the town of Besanรงon, France. Technician Fifth Grade Maxwell was working to string lines at a battalion observation post: The Americans were using a house with a large stone wall around it. Rifle companies were supposed to be guarding the right and left flanks of the post, but the Germans unfortunately broke though.

The observation post was attacked during the wee hours of the morning.

Maxwell held a non-combatant position, remember, so he was armed with only a .45 caliber pistol. Nevertheless, he held his own. โ€œMaxwellโ€™s courage was what held us together,โ€ one of his fellow soldiers later reported. โ€œThe machine-gun fire was just clearing his head, but he sat there taking pot shots at everything that moved. Our wall was beginning to crumble, and I was thinking how nice it would be to get out of there, when a grenade came over the chicken wire, and hit the cement floor right at our feet.โ€

Maxwellโ€™s first instinct was to throw it back. But the grenade was hard to find in the dark, and he realized he didnโ€™t have time.

โ€œ[A]ll I could do was just grab my blanket, shove it up to my chest and drop on it,โ€ he reported matter-of-factly.

The decision saved lives. โ€œBob made the conscious decision to throw himself upon a German grenade to save the lives of the men with him in his battalion's forward command post,โ€ one officer later described. โ€œOne of those men was his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Lloyd B. Ramsey. Had all the men in the command post been killed or wounded, the battalionโ€™s attack may have been degraded as the chain of command was reestablished.โ€

Maxwell was knocked unconscious at first. When he woke up, he was alone. His fellow soldiers had evacuated, leaving him behind because they thought he was dead. Maxwell managed to drag himself toward the house where he found his platoon leader still preparing to leave. Together, the two managed to escape.

Maxwell would spends months in recovery before receiving the Medal of Honor in May 1945.

โ€œItโ€™s not the case that I was brave or a hero or anything like that,โ€ Maxwell said of his Medal, โ€œbecause I just did what the only alternative was at the time. And there was nothing else to do.โ€

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09/07/2020
Our Detachment will be cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for this great event.
09/06/2020

Our Detachment will be cooking hotdogs and hamburgers for this great event.

๐™„๐™'๐™Ž ๐˜ฝ๐˜ผ๐˜พ๐™†! ๐Ÿ‘ The Fly in, Drive in, Ride in event will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2020! Planes, cars, motorcycles- weโ€™ll have them all! โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿ๏ธ

Join us for live music, food trucks, and raffles to help raise money for Camp Centurion, a charity dedicated to helping our local veterans in need. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿฆ… Event will be held at Gaston Municipal Airport from 10am-2pm.

๐—•๐—ข๐—ก๐—จ๐—ฆ: The event is free entry and dog friendly! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ


๐˜ฟ๐™ค๐™ฃ'๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™š๐™š๐™ก ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ? Thatโ€™s okay, we understand. Please consider using this donation link to help Camp Centurion finish their home renovation project to house homeless veterans ๐Ÿก
https://www.gofundme.com/f/ivan039s-campaign-for-camp-centurion-inc

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Marine Corps League Foothills Detachment 1164
08/27/2020

Marine Corps League Foothills Detachment 1164

This showed up in my memories.  Our MCL 1164 doing what they do... 8 years ago.
08/27/2020

This showed up in my memories. Our MCL 1164 doing what they do... 8 years ago.

08/26/2020
This event has been CANCELLED due to lack of people signing up.
08/21/2020

This event has been CANCELLED due to lack of people signing up.

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPANTS. Hopefully October 31 will be better.

Ok, we need pre-registration to assure we have enough to have this event. Call or text Bob Cabaniss 704-692-7871. Please share.

08/20/2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPANTS.   Hopefully October 31 will be better.Ok, we need pre-registr...
08/13/2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPANTS. Hopefully October 31 will be better.

Ok, we need pre-registration to assure we have enough to have this event. Call or text Bob Cabaniss 704-692-7871. Please share.

CANCELLED. ONLY 3 participants pre-registered.  Please consider October 31 date.  Great, inexpensive fun event.Ok, event...
08/09/2020

CANCELLED. ONLY 3 participants pre-registered. Please consider October 31 date. Great, inexpensive fun event.

Ok, event for August 29th is a go IF we have at least 12 pre-register by the 20th. Please let Bob Cabaniss 704-692-7871 know if you would like to pre-register via text or phone call. Come on, letโ€™s get out of the house and have fun. Please share.

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U.S. Fleet Forces Command
07/14/2020

U.S. Fleet Forces Command

We salute our French allies on #BastilleDay. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

โ€œFriends always, allies forever, in defense of liberty.โ€ ๐Ÿ—ฝ

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