Detachment 924 Christmas Breakfast

December 5, 2020  

CANCELLED

Jim Williams passed around 12:50 November 15, 2020.  His son says he passed away peacefully. Jim requested to be cremated and his son has made arrangements.   Chaplain Ron Naugle is to do the ceremony at John Sevier Veterans Cemetery. MAP HERE   His cremains will be buried there.  The family will notify us of the time and further details. Please keep the family in your prayers.  

Services are being organized. Will update this web site and send email to the detachment when we have those details ~ Tim, Web Sgt

Please contribute your photos of Jim Williams for our tribute album. If you have some stories or thoughts you would like to share, please send them to me. Click here to email your photos or stories/thoughts me==> WebSgt.924@gmail.com

Click here to see the photos I have so far

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January 26, 2021 Detachment Meeting

Officers Election 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 meeting.

Wear your mask  if you so desire

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November Bonnyman Gazette is published - click here
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Bonnyman Memorial Ceremony Nov. 22, 2020

Bonnyman Gazette

The Bonnyman Gazette is no longer being mailed via the post office. It is available on this web site. To access it, click on the  DOCUMENTS tab on the menu at the top of this page. Select BONNYMAN GAZETTE, then select the date that you wish to view.

If you know of someone who requires a printed copy of the Gazette to be sent via postal mail, ask them to contact Lee Rhinemiiler at 865-414-3460

On the DOCUMENTS page below the BONNYMAN GAZETTE, see the MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES (PASSWORD REQUIRED). If you would like the access password, click here to send me an email or call me at (865) 657-7124.

Tim Shea

Web Sgt

Sgt Jonathan Bennett of Delta Company is the Toys for Tots coordinator for Knoxville. He is looking for volunteers to work at the warehouse. Volunteers are needed for separation of the toys December 5 -13 and distribution December 14 -17.

Click here for more information.

Looking for Volunteers

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Your content suggestions, photos, announcements, etc. are encouraged. Please contact me with any and all questions, comments and input that you want to share.

Tim Shea

Click email address below to send me email.

WebSgt.924@gmail.com

Here is  another interesting article submitted by Detachment Member Jay Holmes.

Until They All Come Home
History Flight is Dedicated to Locating,
Excavating Remains of Missing Marines

By Nancy S. Lichtman  LEATHERNECK / NOVEMBER 2020

In 2014, Wendell Perkins and five other veterans of the Battle of Tarawa arrived on Betio for the first time since they had fought the Japanese there in 1943. This time, however, they weren't being shot at by a firmly entrenched enemy intent on their defeat. The Marines were there with Mark Noah, founder and president of History Flight, to see firsthand the work Noah's team was doing to locate and recover the remains of their fellow Marines who died during the battle and were still buried on the tiny island in the Pacific.

CLICK HERE for the full article

2021 Pistol Match Schedule

  • Jack McGivney Memorial...........TBD

  • Jim Peacock Memorial...............TBD

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

2021 Rifle Match Schedule

  

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

       Rain date ..................................  none

      

  • Gene Collins Open .....................TBD

       Rain date ..................................  none

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

TO FIND A VA APPROVED URGENT CARE CLINIC  or pharmacy near you

Click on any of the underlined text

Search- “VA Urgent Care and Retail Locations”

SELECT- “VA URGENT CARE LOCATOR"

 

THIS WILL TAKE YOU TO THE URGENT CARE PAGE.  AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE YOU CAN SELECT:

“Find a Network Urgent Care Location or

“Fill an Urgent Care Prescription

 

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 924 Christmas Breakfast

December 5, 2020  

CANCELLED

Bearden Banquet Hall (map here)

Bring a new unwrapped toy to the breakfast.

10 November 2020 245th Marine Corps Birthday Lunch, Chops South Restaurant, Knoxville
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Frank Waller and Jarrod Cooper, oldest and youngest, being armed and given cake cutting instructions by Commandant Ken DeBoer

VA

UPDATE

THIS SEASON A FLU VACCINE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

Iwo Jima Pen Drawing

Marine Susan Schmidt brought a pen and ink drawing of the Iwo Jima Memorial to the last detachment meeting. The drawing is made up of over 370 images from Marine Corps history. The cost to order one is $40.00. Half of the cost goes to Wounded Warriors. It comes with a complete list of what is included in the drawing. Call Susie to order one (unframed). 865 806-0490 email: susie92056@hotmail.com <= click to send email to Susie. Click here to view the the drawing

Everything Veterans Need to Know About Accessing
On-Base Benefits

 IMPORTANT BENEFIT for Vets. Includes all money making facilities on military bases. Click the link below

https://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/everything-veterans-need-know-about-accessing-base-benefits.html  

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 2020 Mud Run is cancelled

WWW.KnoxMud.org

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Member Historical Photos

Marine Eddie Box has been added to the Active Duty photo album.

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
Click on flyer below for lager image
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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