NEXT CHAPTER MEETING: October, 2018 1130 Hrs
Chapter Meeting | 1130 hours
Please make your reservations early by calling (760) 901 5494
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As usual, our meeting will take place at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.
CHAPTER DONATION DELIVERED TO ARMED SERVICES YMCA
Sadie Fisher, Program Director and Victoria Grotberg, Office Director is shown posing in the photo receiving the check from Hank Monahan, Quint Villanueva. L to R is Hank, Victoria, Sadie and Quint.
UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATES
Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
MCJROTC Marine Birthday Luncheon. Miracle Springs Spa
Desert Hot Springs
USMC Desert Veterans
Marine Birthday Ball
Oasis Country Club
Veterans’ Day Celebration
Civic Center Park
Veterans’ Holiday Party
Classic Club Palm Desert
243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL
USMC DESERT VETERANS’ PRESENT
THE 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL
NOVEMBER 10, 2018
THE OASIS COUNTRY CLUB
Tickets for the USMC Desert Veterans’ Marine Corps Birthday Ball can now be purchased by phone (760) 625 2478 or website www.evenbrite.com/e/243rd-usmc-birthday-ball-tickets-49259537603.
This year our own Chapter member, Dorothy Irwin, WWII veteran, will be the event’s Guest of Honor.
Last year a group of Chapter members attended the Marine Corps Birthday Ball hosted by the USMC Desert Veteran’s and enjoyed a full evening of ceremony, camaraderie, food, grog, music, and dancing. It was a unique opportunity for old salts and young Marine veterans to interact socially and swap sea stories.
The price of dinner tickets is $55.
Don’t wait to the last minute to purchase your tickets.
UPCOMING BIRTHDAY BALLS
7th REGIMENT 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALLS
BOARD MEMBERS CONTINUED MEETING WITH 7TH MARINES’ SGT MAJOR POMPOS TO ADDRESS OUR CHAPTER’S PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORTING FOUR OF THE 7TH MARINES 243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALLS.
ALL MEMBERS OF OUR CHAPTER ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BALLS. TICKET PRICES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES AND VENUES OF THE FOUR BIRTHDAY BALLS.
2ND BATTALION, BAILEY’S HOTEL AND CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.
1ST BATTALION, THE RIO HOTEL & CASINO &LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
3RD BATTALION, JW MARRIOTT DESERT SPRINGS RESORT & SPA, PALM DESERT, CA
HQ 7TH REGIMENT, SOUTH POINT HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
MORE DETAILS WILL BE FORTHCOMING SOON.
VETERANS HOLIDAY PARTY
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know…
Marines of World War II are best known for their island-hopping campaign in the Pacific at battles such as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, but they also had a small presence in the war’s other theaters.
A Marine brigade occupied Iceland during the early stages of the war, and Marines later served as advisers and trainers during British and American amphibious operations in Africa and Europe. During the Normandy invasion, Marine sharpshooters used their rifles to detonate floating mines and clear the way for Navy ships. At least 50 members of the Corps also served as intelligence agents and saboteurs for the Office of Strategic Services.
They included Colonel Peter J. Ortiz, who parachuted into Nazi-occupied France and was later twice awarded the Navy Cross for his efforts in aiding the Resistance.
All told, roughly 6,000 Marines took part in the European and African Theaters in some capacity during the war.
TUN TAVERN NEWS
CURRENT TUN TAVERN MEMBERS
Wes Ahlgren | Michael Bales (in memoriam) |Harry Covert Joe Daily | Dave Dangwillo | Dave Franklin | Charlie Garbarini | BobFerris | Frank Gillette | Charlie Hall | Sam Huttenhower | Jim Irwin | Franz Jevene Howard Lehman | Jimmy Martin | Vince Mast | Gene McClendon | Jack Mennis | George Moffatt | Hank Monahan | Gene Mooring James Olson | Mike Ostrom | Marilyn Paige | Richard Partee | Henry Sanchez | Sandy Sandoval Ray Schum | Bob Shepard | Buddy Sklar | George Stettler | Dale Turner | Quint Villanueva | Mike Walker | Michael Walker | Myrl Wallace | Linn Wiley
|CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT | Vince Mast
THANK YOU FROM THE EDITOR