1st Annual Rods n' Hogs Show
Nov 15, 2020 from 10am to 3 pm
Parkway Drive-In Theater
2909 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN
CLICK HERE for printable flyer and registration form

Jim Peacock Pistol Match - see flyer below

Nov 10 ETMAC Veterans Appreciation and Awards Luncheon Canceled 

 

"The ETMAC Board of Directors met to discuss the annual ETMAC Veterans Appreciation and Awards Luncheon that was to have taken place on November 10.   All board members agreed that this year’s in-person luncheon would need to be cancelled. "

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Commandant's Message

September 2020

Hello Marines,

 

    Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are moving away from Summer and toward Fall. (I'm looking forward to the cooler weather).
    I want to mention that this month, on September 26th, we will be holding an indoor PICNIC which will begin at 11:30 and end by 2:30 pm. The menu consists of beef brisket, beans, potato salad, and green salad. Please contact Tim Shea and make your reservations by September 20th. This will be a safety-conscious event. Water and iced tea are available, but if not to your liking, bring your own refreshments.
    Please look at the event calendar for October. Thank you for the good turnout we are having for the meetings. We are getting better organized and moving forward as a strong group. November will be a busy month and upon us soon. I know that the Birthday Luncheon on November 10th will be well attended. (SEE NOTE IN GAZETTE FOR FURTHER DETAILS) The Rose fundraisers are on the 11th and the Car Show on the 15th. All members are on the lookout for a good place for the Rose fundraiser; supermarkets, etc. Forms will be available at the next meeting.
    The brotherhood and sisterhood will prevail and life goes on. Your strength and input are still needed.
    Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much! Be kind to each other and share the time in peace. Please advise the chaplain if you know of any member in need. Please pray for our sick and disabled. Semper Fi !!!

 

(PLEASE COME TO THE GENERAL MEETING ON SEPT 29 AT 5:30 PM)

Ken DeBoer, Commandant

From the Chaplain

September 2020

BROKEN ARROW

​Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Deuteronomy 31:6

 

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is the place of my birth! Broken Arrow is also a U.S. military code phrase that indicates a ground unit is facing imminent destruction from enemy attack. When ‘Broken Arrow’ is heard on radio nets, all available air forces within range are to immediately provide close air support for the endangered command. Following a tour of duty with the 26th Marines, I volunteered to join CAP Unit Marines, operating in the villages and hamlets 24/7. Four months com-bat experience was required to enroll in the III MAF CAP School at Danang. 

        ....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

Here is a very interesting article submitted by Detachment Member Jay Holmes.

Invading North Vietnam

An amphibious invasion that was planned but never happened provides surprising insights into the war in Southeast Asia.

Between 1964 and 1967, North Vietnam and the United States each poured increasing numbers of troops into the war to determine South Vietnam’s political future. U.S. commanders sought new ways to ratchet up military pressure on Hanoi. They intended to intensify the fighting inside the South as well as raise the stakes, “doubling down” by attacking more aggressively in enemy territory to break communist leaders’ will to continue the war. Planners identified options that included intensified bombing of the North, mining harbors and coastal waters, interdicting the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos with allied ground forces, and invading North Vietnam. 

One invasion plan, Operation Butt Stroke, was developed by Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), in 1967. (The unfortunate name refers to a melee technique of using the butt of a rifle to attack an opponent.) This little-known operational “path not taken” underscores a critical deficiency in allied counter-fire capability seldom noted in the war’s historiography, and it highlights the self-inflicted limits of the U.S. attrition strategy. ...more

CLICK HERE for the full article

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

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

Annual Detachment Family Picnic

Saturday September 26 11:30 - 14:30

Country Kinfolk Barn (American Flag on roof)

270 Hickman Street, Lenoir City MAP HERE

Air conditioned venue. Menu consists of

beef brisket, beans, potato salad, endless green salads, water, sweet and unsweetened iced tea

VA

UPDATE

THIS SEASON A FLU VACCINE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

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Robert  Bryson, Navy Corpsman and league member receiving a Quilt of Valor,  26 August

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 2020 Mud Run is cancelled

WWW.KnoxMud.org

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Member Historical Photos

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

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

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

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

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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
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
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Info courtesy of the Red Cross

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Tim Shea

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Marine Corps League

Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Det #924

P. O Box 53293

Knoxville, TN 37950-3293