Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Ball!

Marine Corps 243rd Birthday Ball!

Pictures from Marine Corps Birthday Luncheon.  Honored Corporal Dorothea Irwin WWII VETERAN, youngest Active Duty Marine (Woman)Corporal Gonzalez, Lt. Colonel Jim Irwin- Ret. (Dorothea’s Son) & Lance Corporal Watsonweaz!

3rd Battalion 7th Marines MC Birthday Ball at J W Marriott Palm Desert. Vince Mast, along with Chapter Officers and Board Members escorting Oldest 3/7 Marine Sam Huttenhower – 95 years old. Honored as oldest Marine from 3/7 Lima Co. and WWII Guadalcanal Veteran!

Scuttlebutt — November 2018

Scuttlebutt — November 2018

ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER UPDATE | November 2018
Thank you for your continued membership and support of our chapter. Below you will find the “scuttlebutt” on recent accomplishments, upcoming missions, and other valuable information. We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.

NEXT CHAPTER MEETING

November 15, 2018
1130 HOURS

Please make your reservations early by calling

760 901 5494
Speak slowly, loudly and clearly.

Or email Jim Olson at
Olsoncj5@aol.com to make a reservation.
As usual, our meeting will take place at the Classic Club in Palm Desert.

HAPPY

 243rd

BIRTHDAY MARINES

 

GOLF CART PARADE - Mission Accomplished

 

Marines March with Veterans

A squad of active duty  Marines from the 7th Marine Regiment marched with Marine and sailor veterans from Desert Cities, Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Chapter in the annual Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade.

Marine and sailor veterans from the Mitchell Paige, Medal of Honor Chapter, 1st Marine Division pose for a group photo prior to leading off the Palm Desert annual golf cart parade. The veterans were joined in the march by a squad of active duty Marines from the 7th Marine Regiment, 29 Palms.

 

RECENT REPORTS

World War II Marine Veteran Corporal Dorothy Irwin To Be Honored by USMC Desert  Veterans at Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Dorothy Irwin, our own long-time Chapter member, will be the Guest of Honor at the USMC Desert Veterans Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Oasis Country Club, Palm Desert on November 10.

Dorothy,  a World War II veteran, is one of the most active members of our Chapter, with an almost perfect attendance record for participating in Chapter meetings and other Chapter activities.

A large contingent of Chapter members and their spouses have already signed up to attend the Birthday Ball to join in the festivities honoring  Corporal Dorothy Irwin.

Reservations can be made by calling Cindy Banda at 760 625 2475.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door of the Oasis Country Club on the day of the event.  The activities kick off at 1700 hours. It will be a fun night!

Oasis Country Club Gate is on Hovely Lane E between Eldorado and Oasis Club Dr.
Tickets are $55.


Chapter Kicks Off Its
2018 Fund Raising
Initiative

Our Chapter  launches its annual fundraising drive on the weekend of November 9-10 at Jensen’s markets in Palm Desert and

Palm Springs.  Through the courtesy of Matt Zack, CEO of Jensen’s markets the Chapter will set up donation stations at the front of both markets easily identified by US and Marine Corps colors. The kickoff will be the first of a series of weekends running into late December.

Board member Harry Covert is compiling a list of Chapter volunteer watch-standers to work at least one three hour watch during the initiative.

If you have not already placed your name on the volunteer list contact Harry at 760 200 0094 to sign up.

Not only is this assignment fun you will no doubt be moved by the expressions of support and gratitude we receive from residents of the Coachella Valley as they donate to our Chapter.

So saddle up and sign up!

UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 9
MCJROTC
Marine Corps Birthday Lunch
Miracle Springs Spa
Desert Hot Springs
November 10
USMC Desert Veterans
Marine Birthday Ball
Oasis Country Club
November 11
Veterans’ Day Celebration
Civic Center Park
Palm Desert
November 12
3rd Bn 7th Marines
Marine Corps Birthday Ball
JW Marriott Hotel, Palm Desert
December 5
Veterans’ Holiday Party
Classic Club Palm Desert.

 

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

Third Battalion 7th Marine Regiment
243RD MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL

Our own Sam Huttenhower will be an honoree as the oldest Marine aboard at the 3/7 Marine Corps Birthday Ball and will participate in the traditional cake cutting ceremony on November 12 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Palm Desert.

Sam was a member of the 3rd Bn 7th Marines when it made the historical amphibious landing at Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.

VETERANS HOLIDAY PARTY

DID YOU KNOW...

Did you know…

During the Korean war, six Chinese army divisions surrounded the 1st Marine Division at the Chosin reservoir with specific orders to annihilate the Marine Division.

Although outnumbered the Marines broke out of the entrapment and during a 75 mile march to Wonson decimated the Chines force killing an estimated 40, 000 enemy soldiers and wounding another 20,000.

SNAPSHOT OF HISTORY

You might find this an interesting juxtaposition of the photos.

TUN TAVERN NEWS

CURRENT TUN TAVERN MEMBERS

Wes Ahlgren | Michael Bales (in memorium) |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
VICE PRESIDENT | George Stettler
SECRETARY | Quint Villanueva
TREASURER | Richard Partee
SERGEANT AT ARMS | James Olson
DIRECTORS |
Michael Holquin, Robert Shepard, Harry Covert, Hank Monahan,
Dave Dangwillo.
PAST PRESIDENTS
Bill Ping (RIP) 1998-2002 | Joseph A. Daily 2002-2006 | James Sullivan (RIP) 2006-2009
Quint Villanueva 2009-2012 | Richard Partee 2012-2014 | George Stettler 2014-2016

THANK YOU FROM THE EDITOR
We hope you find this newsletter of benefit. We appreciate your continued membership and support of the chapter. If you are interested in contributing to this newsletter with news or stories, or if interested in helping edit and produce the newsletter please email the editor.
Quint Villanueva, qlv@aol.com