August 25 Detachment Meeting

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

Near McGhee Tyson Airport (click here for map)

                                                     17:30 – 18:30 Social Hour

                                                          18:30 – 19:30 Meeting

Food and drink available for order during Social Hour and after meetng.

Hot dog bar before meeting: 2 dogs, chips, drink, water - $5

Wear your mask  if you so desire

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Commandant's Message

July 2020

Hello Marines,


    I hope all is well with you and your family. A big thank you for all who attended last month's meeting - a great turnout. The meeting location changed due to Knox County shutting down club licensed premises due to COVID. Everything is OK now; therefore, sessions will be at VFW Hall 5154 on Hobbs road at 5:30 PM. I'm sure some of you are still not sure about coming out. We are all Marines and have been through hard times and good times. You do what you think is best for you. We only ask that you try to attend the meetings.

    This month we lost a brother, Wayne Robbins, after a long illness. He was very active in the detachment while he was able. Thank you, Wayne, and God Bless you.

    Larry Winters is still not feeling tiptop, waiting for tests, and hoping for answers. Get well, Larry.

    Our excellent Chaplain Ron Naugle is down, having had a knee replacement. Get better soon.

    We have increased activity in the detachment over the next couple of months with the Mud Run, the Marine Rose fundraiser, and the Marine Corps Birthday. We need members to step up, not just belong.I sincerely hope to see you at the next meeting on July 28 at 5:30.

Semper Fi!

Ken DeBoer, Commandant

From the Chaplain

July 2020


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the dark-ness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."                                                               Ephesians 6:12

The word “wrestle” translates “pale” and refers to a contest between two opponents, in which each endeavors to throw the other, and the match is decided when the victor is able to hold his adversary down with his hand upon his neck. The term can be transferred to every individual of faith and to our nation that was founded upon religious principles, and application can be made to our ongoing struggle with the opposing powers of evil. Among the hundreds of books in my library, there are at least three volumes that explain and illustrate fighting techniques, both armed and unarmed, that are designed to overpower the enemy. The first two books use Jujitsu and Judo and they bear the nickname ‘dirty’ fighting. Close-Quarters Combat Manual is a U. S. Marine Corps publication, by the direction of Lieutenant General J. E. Rhodes, Marine Corps Combat Development Command. The other book is the well-known classic on physical training and hand-to-hand combat, Combat Conditioning. The two books continue to be the center of debate concerning the foundational approach for modern training.

        ....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


This is a  time-sensitive important message from Bryan Hudgins


Special MODD Growl

Smoky Mountain Pound Aug 22


<CLICK HERE> for directions to the Lake Tansi Restaurant and bar for the Aug 22nd Growl at 13:00.


If you know of any Devil Dog who might like to attend, please forward this information to them as I do not have a list of all the Smokey Mt. Pound Devil Dogs.


For those of you that are pups with at least one year in the pound and you wish to go up to Devil Dog please contact Ken Ciolfi at if you have not already done so to get the paperwork filled out. If you are going up to DD please show up early (11:00 a.m.) Central Time so we can make sure your paper work and dues are in good standing.


For the rest of you including the pups, a meal choice of fried chicken or roast beef at a cost of $22.00 is available. I must have your money no later than 17 August unless you make arrangements with me.

Make checks payable to MCL Det. 1467

and send to MCL 1467 P.O. box 3541, Crossville TN 38555.


Any questions please call me ASAP. Bryan Hudgins  440-289-1972 or email me at


Anyone having the names, phone numbers, emails of dogs from the Smokey Mt. Pound please send it to me so we do not leave anyone out on this special growl.


Semper Fi.

PDD William Bryan Hudgins

Senior Vice

MudRun 2020 Volunteers Needed

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.

If you have not done so, send me a boot camp/OCS photo and/or active duty photo. Also, If you have event photos you would to share, send them with an explanation. Click here to send me an email. Click here for Photo Albums


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:                       Mike Napierkowski

Click here for officer contact details

Photo courtesy of

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

2020 Pistol Match Schedule

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

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


Windrock Shooting Range

Oliver Springs TN.


  • 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.



Jay Holmes

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The website is available for 2020 registration

Member Historical Photos

Marine Pearl Ann Rich has been added to the Boot photo album.

Corpsman Bill Paolercio has been added to the Active Duty photo album.

Marine Larry George has been added to the Active Duty photo album.

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.


Jeff Tegzes
865 988-6247

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.
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Click HERE for Pocket Crest WEB SITE
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Knoxville, TN 37950-3293