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Well, Marines, we only have one more month to go in this Year, but we still have a lot to do. I hope we can get as many of us at the Ben Atchely Veterans home for our Birthday cake cutting at 1400 on the 18th of November. Remember, we have two members there and I know one who is really looking forward to this. We have a great time so please be there in your red polo shirt. On the 22nd we have the Bonnyman Memorial. We need to have more Marines than usual show up to honor our name sake. On December the 7th we will have our Christmas Break-fast. The social hour starts at 0800 and we will eat good old SOS and all the rest that goes with it at 0900. Sign up at the November meeting and we will all enjoy some holiday cheer, good music and great camaraderie.

Jim Williams, Commandant


First, let me say how great the food was at the Birthday Dinner. The steak and shrimp was just outstanding. On December 7th at 0900, the same people will be fixing breakfast for us and we know they know how to cook that great gravy we call “SOS”. I know we will have a fine time, so bring a new toy for Toys for Tots and voices for some Christmas music. We will also be remembering Pearl Harbor. Dress is “Christmas Casual”. There will be a sign up sheet at the November meeting, but you can also email or give Lee Rhinemiller a call to let him know who is coming and how many. The cost is $10.00 each. We do need your money at the meeting or before. Let's get as many as possible of you and your families to the Breakfast. This will be our last get together this year so let's go out with a bang for a good cause.                            -Jim Williams

The Firing Range at Camp Bonnyman was dedicated to the memory of Col Joe

Eddlemon, USMC Retired and Marine Corps League leader. His widow, Lois Reineke, and son Jerry  Eddlemon attended with other family members. 

Lt Bonnyman Young Marines hosted the dedication and reception at Camp Bonnyman on 10 November 2019.

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244th USMC Birthday Celebration
Lt Alexander Bonnyman Detachment 924
1 December 2019
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About ten years ago Ginger Huffman came to East Tennessee with Howard Raines. Howard is a member of the Bonnyman Detachment 924 and convinced Ginger to become a member of the MCLA. She was a bit apprehensive at first but eventually found she did belong. So much so that she was elected treasurer and held that position for several years.

While at Thompson we met Shila Newman. She is a nurse there and became very close to Ginger. Shila has 4 year old son, Hudson.  Ginger found a book that she knew Hudson would like and ordered it. The title, The Donkey That No One Could Ride.   It is a story about Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Shila and Hudson read it together. Now Hudson reads it by himself. Shila liked it so much she took it to her Sunday school class to share and she told me she wanted to get more for the class.

Ginger was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2004 and fought and won all the battles until 2019. SHE BEAT CANCER! She enjoyed every friend she made and every minute of her life with those friends and her family. After fighting the battles with cancer at Thompson Cancer Survivors Center it got very hard for her. She ask us to call the Hospice. She left us to meet her Savior July 25, 2019.

2019 Pistol Match Schedule

Finished for 2019

  • Jack McGivney Memorial....................... April 27

  • Jim Peacock............................................. Sept 21


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 7,15 and 25 yards both matches.

  • Individual and Team competition.

  • Iron sights only. Max 6-inch barrel.

  • Fees include lunch.



Jay Holmes

2019 Rifle Matches

 Finished for 2019

  • Bill Gersh M-1/M-1A .............  May 11th

       Rain date ..................................  June 8th

       Rescheduled to......................... September 14th

  • Gene Collins Open ................  September 14th

       Rescheduled to......................... October 12th

2327 Rifle Range Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918, USA

These events will be 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.


Jim Williams

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Wreaths Across America

Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Young Marines

East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery

2200 East Gov. John Sevier Highway (Hwy #168)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, 37920

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On December 14, at 12:00 pm, Wreaths Across America will be at the Knoxville National Cemetery on Tyson Street, the East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery on Lyons View, and the East Tennessee State Veteran's Cemetery on John Sevier Highway to Remember and Honor our Veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.


The goal this year is to place a wreath on each headstone in the three Veteran Cemeteries in Knox County. 


  • Knoxville National Cemetery - Tyson Street

  • Old East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Lyons View

  • New East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - John Sevier Highway

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Volunteers are needed to help the Young Marines lay wreaths. Trucks arrive at John Sevier cemetery at 09:00 on Dec 14, 2019. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 08:30. Ceremony  starts at 12:00.


Please offer your friends and neighbors the opportunity to support Wreaths Across America with Christmas wreaths at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. To make your donation on-line:, select "Choose Your Local Fundraising Group" use code TN0034P to support the Lt Alexander Bonnyman Young Marines.


More than 8000 wreaths are needed for East Tennessee Veterans Cemeteries. Each wreath costs $15. Five dollars is set aside to support the Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Young Marines. 

To make a donation for a wreath, checks can be made out to "Wreaths Across America" and mailed to

Kathy Winters

823 Majestic Mnt. Blvd

Walland TN 37886.

University of Tennessee
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Safety Breaks
Rest Area at Mile Marker 420
I 40 Eastbound  just after overhead sign for  Dandridge / Jefferson City (exit 417)
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 July 4th (July 3, 4, 5,6)

 Labor Day (Aug 30, 31 & Sep 1, 2)

 Columbus Day (Oct 12, 13, 14)


To sign up, see me at the monthly detachment meeting or

call me at home 865 577 4745 Leave me a message OR call or text my cell 865 560 6760.    


Semper Fi

Howard Raines

The Tunnel Rat of the Bonnyman detachment.

Click HERE for signup sheet to use for reference. Coordinate with Howard to sign up for shifts.

  2019 Lt Bonnyman Detachment Scholarship Application 
 2019 MCL National  Scholarship Application 
are now available. Either go the the
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View MCL National Scholarship

2019 Recipients

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From the Chaplain

Below is my contact info. Please add to your contact list. You may contact me (text) or call me at ANY TIME (literally - sometimes emergencies occur at night).

Read the monthly Chaplain's Report in the Bonnyman Gazette. (Click here for the Gazette page)

Gordon Adams

Detachment Chaplain



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P. O Box 53293

Knoxville, TN 37950-3293