July 28 Detachment Meeting

LOCATION:

VFW Post 5154
2561 Hobbs Rd, Louisville, TN 37777, USA

Near McGhee Tyson Airport (click here for map)

TIME:

                                                     17:00 – 18:00 Social Hour

                                                     18:00 – 19:30  Meeting

Food and drink available during Social Hour

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Commandant's Message

June 2020

Marines,              

  My dear brothers and sisters. I hope all is well with you and your family and friends. We have moved to a new location, as you have probably read. The VFW has various food and drinks available. The meeting areas are ample for both the Membership and the Auxiliary. The building is closed on Tuesday but will be open to us. Come to the meeting. We are friends for life. When we're together, the years fall away. To have someone who cares, isn't that what matters? We care. Come to the meeting. When you attend, if you wish to wear gloves, face mask and practice a safe distance, we understand. If you have someone with you, there is an area for them to wait. We are building from the hardships of the past months. We are the MCL. Come to the meeting. The Officers of this Detachment, elected or appointed, are able. Please support them. Come to the meeting. We are going forward Marines, Chaplains, Corpsman, Associate members, Auxiliary members, and any Branch of service that wishes to join the Best Detachment of MCL in the State. You are all welcome. We Want You. Please come to the meeting. Whenever I find myself doubting how far I can go, I will remember everything I've faced, all the battles I've won, and all the fears I've overcome. We all have those fears, but we do have meetings to attend. Did I mention we have our next meeting on June 30, 2020; Social Hour at 5:00 PM. Let's move on together—all for one and one for all. God Bless you and God Bless America.

Semper Fi!

Ken DeBoer, Commandant

From the Chaplain

June 2020

INDEPENDENCE DAY

“And I will walk at liberty: for I seek Thy precepts.”

                                                         Psalm 119:45

 

On July 4, 1776, our forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence. We need to re-examine the vision and philosophy of those who fashioned a dream in Philadelphia. These compiled illustrations of sacred honor should suffice to remind each of us that the Fourth of July commemorates a costly freedom; one that documented the rhetoric of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. “When citizenship seems purchasable, politics puissant, and the image of America distorted, let us view our country with clearer hearts.” Drama and Dedication: During the Continental Congress of 1776, the committee selected a tall, rangy, auburn haired Virginian named Thomas Jefferson to draft a proposition paper. He secluded himself and, with minimum help, within about seventeen days produced one of the most profound and beautiful political documents ever penned. British Prime Minister William Gladstone later said it was an "inspired instrument." Congress debated the document, made a few changes, and then signed it with great fanfare, ringing of the Liberty Bell, the making of clever speeches, and costly commitments. Caesar Rodney, ill with a malignant disease that covered part of his face, rode all day and all night from Dover, Delaware, in time to stride, booted and spurred, into the Assembly Hall in Philadelphia to bark: “I vote for independence.” John Hancock led off the formal signing with his bold signature, saying; “He wanted George III to be able to read it without his specs.” Benjamin Franklin quipped: "We shall have to hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." ....continued in From the Chaplain section in the Bonnyman Gazette.

(Click here for the Gazette)

Ron Naugle

Detachment Chaplain

PO Box 1200

Powel, TN 27849

571-565-6980

R_Naugle@yahoo.com

DETACHMENT OFFICERS


The elections of five Detachment Officers was held during the January Detachment Meeting. The officers for 2020 are:

  • Detachment Commandant:   Ken DeBoer

  • Senior Vice Commandant: Carlos Reyes

  • Junior Vice Commandant:  Dave Terwell

  • Paymaster:                          Lee Rhinemiller

  • Judge Advocate:                      

Click here for officer contact details

2020 Pistol Match Schedule

  • Jack McGivney Memorial...........Cancelled

  • Jim Peacock.................................October 24

 

Windrock Shooting Range

Oliver Springs TN.

09:00

  • The large cal. matches must be 9mm or above, cost $25.

  • There will also be a .22 Cal. match for an extra $20.

  • All matches will shoot 45 rounds.

  • You will be shooting 7,10, 15 and 25 yards both matches.

  • Iron sights only. Max 6-inch barrel.

  • Fees include lunch.

  • BRING A LAWN CHAIR

Contact:

Jay Holmes
404-414-4225
jaysholmes@gmail.com

2020 Rifle Match Schedule

  

  • Bill Gersh M-1/M-1A .............  Cancelled

       Rain date ..................................  TBD

      

  • Gene Collins Open ................  October 10

       Rain date ..................................  TBD

2327 Rifle Range Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918, USA

These events are CMP matches, which is a 200 yard firing distance, a total of 35 rounds will be fired in the following order—

  5 spotter rounds from the prone position

10 slow fire rounds from the prone

10 rounds from prone rapid fire (5 rounds in 2 magazines)

10 rounds Standing (off hand).

These are iron site matches, NO SCOPES of any kind.

 

You have to be at the front gate at 0700. The cost of the Match is $20.00 which will be taken at registration which will start at approximately 0745. We will start firing at 0815-0830. The Young Marines of Knoxville will be pulling targets so you don’t have pit duty at these matches -- there will be a tip jar for the Young Marines so bring some extra money for these young Marines, they work hard so you don’t have to.

If you want to shoot these matches but don’t have an M1 or M1A for the Bill Gersh match or a military style rifle for the Gene Collins match, the range has M-1 rifles to lend you. All you have to do is buy their ammo which is 30-06 and the cost is $20.00, this is match ammo. If you have never shot a M-1 rifle we will give you a short class on the rifle, a knowledge of shooting is required.

Contact:

Jeff Tegzes
865 988-6247
tntegzes@gmail.com

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Search- “VA Urgent Care and Retail Locations”

SELECT- “VA URGENT CARE LOCATOR"

 

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Select Zip Code option and enter your Zip Code

TO CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY CALL 833-483-8669

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO ENTER YOUR LAST 4 AND DATE OF BIRTH

Detachment members, affiliates, friends, family, organizations --- anybody and everybody. There are support activities available for everybody. Volunteers are what makes the MudRun a success. In addition to yourself, please recruit volunteers.

Click here for the forms necessary to join the volunteer team. Print the forms, complete with a BLACK ink pen and mail to the Volunteer Coordinator. Ever wonder why BLACK ink is requested on forms? That is because other colors don't scan or photocopy clearly which is part of a document archive process.

MudRun 2020 Volunteers Needed

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The website is available for 2020 registration

WWW.KnoxMud.org

Photo courtesy of

Capt. Owen S. Haddock USAF, FMR    Knoxville Chapter MOWW

Pocket Badge and Pocket Crest
These are officially sanctioned by MCL to replace the embroidered  pocket crest on the breast pocket of the MCL red blazer. The 3-D crest rubs the left coat sleeve and damages it. The pocket badge / pocket crest causes no damage and does not penetrate the pocket with studs. Slips into the pocket. Clear mount accommodates wearing on other color garments.
Click HERE for Pocket Badge WEB SITE
Click HERE for Pocket Crest WEB SITE
Here are some samples
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Pocket Crest Tim.JPG
Click on flyer below for lager image
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VSO Senior Center Flyer April to June 20
The Vet Center is located at 1645 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville TN
From Knox County Veterans Services Office
Visit Aunt Bertha
Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. Visit Aunt Bertha
https://www.auntbertha.com/
Info courtesy of the Red Cross
Send your photos to me for inclusion in the photo albums. Boot camp and active duty, MCL functions, etc. See the Photo Album section of this web site [CLICK HERE to view]
 
Click here to send me an email with your photos as attachments.
 
Web Sgt Tim Shea

Marine Corps League

Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Det #924

P. O Box 53293

Knoxville, TN 37950-3293