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*PHOTOS OF 2014-2015 OFFICERS of DETACH. # 820

HISTORY
THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE is the organization for all Marines.It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero,then Major General Commandant John A.Lejeune.It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the 75th Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4,1937.The BRANDON-WILBOURN DETACHMENT #820 was chartered by the National Headquarter, Marine Corps League on Sept. 12,1992 as a authorized subordinate local organization of the Marine Corps League.OUR NAMESAKES: Pfc. Morgan M. Brandon, a rifleman, was killed in action at Iwo Jima in Feb. 1945 and Capt. James N."Trey" Wilbourn III, an aviator, was killed in action on 23 Feb.1991 in the Persian Gulf War west of Kawait City.

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Members List:

COMMANDANT:
Earl Hokanson[256] 881-2852
Sr. Vice Cmdt.:
James Samuelson
Jr. Vice Commandant:
Michael Rice (256)723-5798
Adjutant:
James O. Newell
Judge Advocate:
Dennis Antico[256]778-8973
Chaplain:
James Samuelson
Paymaster:

Joyce Wilbourn (256)883-9292
Sgt-at-Arms:
Alice Bennett[256]8812619
Jr.Past Cmdt.:
Lee Saylors[256]881-5706
Ship's Store Qtm.:
Earl Hokanson [256]881-2852
Public Affairs Officer:
Vacant
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MCL/Young Marines Liaison:
James Newell 682-4835

MARINE AND LEAGUE LINKS




DONATION TO WWP 8K,LOYD POTTER

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

STILL SERVING VETERANS

ROCKET CITY YOUNG MARINES [HUNTSVILLE,AL.]

MCL UNIFORM CODE

VETERANS AFFAIRS

USMC HOMEPAGE

USMC &PATRIOTIC GRAPHICS

HSV VET MUSEUM

U.S.MARINE CORPS

ALL MILITARY RIBBONS CHECKER

THE WALL

MCL#254

LINKS TO USMC HISTORY SITES

MCLEAGUE

MCL NATIONAL SITE BRANDON-WILBOURN #820

NORTH ALABAMA VETERANS &FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS CO

MCL BILLY STELPFLUG DET. #1064 AUBURN, AL.

MCL#1166,ATHENS,AL.

MCL#592 BIRMINGHAM,AL.

MCL MCLAUGHLIN #1091 GADSDEN ,AL.

MCL #1272 TUSCALOOSA, AL

MCL #447 MOBILE, AL.

MCL#920 TOWNDSEND, MONTGOMERY, AL.

MCL#752 WIREGRASS, DOTHAN, AL,

USMC TRAINING CENTER HUNTSVILLE,ALABAMA

MCL SHIPS STORE

TRIBUTE TO CAPTAIN WILBOURN BY LTCOL SCOTT KELLER

PHOTO GALLERY

SEMPER FI COMMUNITY TASK FORCE

MCL #820 NATIONAL SITE

MCL UNIFORMS

MCL#1329 ALLAN RAY CHAFFIN ANNISTON, ALABAMA

UNIFORM CODE FOR DUMMIES

MADISON ALABAMA YOUNG MARINES

ALABAMA MARINE FOUNDATION

MCL#1378,DAPHNE,AL.

CAHABA VALLEY YOUNG MARINES BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS DD 214

ALABAMA MARINE TAG

MCL #1415 LT GEN VICTOR "BRUTE"KRULAK HOOVER ALA
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2011-May-30-Memorialday022-2-L.jpg Next Meeting September 9, 2014           WELCOME!! This the website of the Brandon-Wilbourn # 820. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at Mullins Restaurant, 607 Andrew Jackson Way. Our next membership meeting is August 12, 2014 at 1900(7pm).Come early and have dinner.

The league is a veterans organization of the U.S. Marines.Its is composed of active Marines and Marines with honorable service.It aims to perpetuate the traditions and the spirit of the U.S. Marine Corps through the continuous association of Marines who served under the Globe and Anchor at any time, in war or peace.

There are Marine Corps League Detachments all across the country. Regular meetings are conducted under a unified ritual, with the Marine Corps spirit and atmosphere predominating.

The only membership qualification is honorable service in excess of 90 days in the Marines. This means that, regardless of rank held, regardless of when or where a Marine served,regardless of what division or air wing he served with, that Marine, male or female, is welcome in the Marine Corps League.

The League is classified as a veterans/ military service organization and formed for the purposes of promoting the intrest of the U. S. Marine Corps; to provide camaraderie and assistance to Marines and preserve the traditions of the U. S. Marine Corps. Its is a not for profit oranganization within thr provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 501 (c) (4) with special group letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, it Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.

A common trait of League members is the spirit of Semper Fidelis, the spirit of being "Always Faithful" to the Country, the Corps, and to their fellow Marines, inservice and out. So deep is this ingrained in members that,long after most have hung up the uniform for the last time,they still dare to call each other "Marine". Each seems to hold the League slogan as a personal truth, that of "Once a Marine - Always a Marine".

WE NOW HAVE THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION ON LINE !! LOOK IN THE LINK SECTION !!

THE DETACHMENT IS NOW ON FACEBOOK AS MARINE CORPS LEAGUE #820

Brandon- Wilbourn is the only Detachment in the State of Alabama to have 2 Young Marines Units. They are the Rocket City unit and the Madison Alabama unit.The Young Marines has a unit in Columbiana.POC Arthur Harding 205-821-1505 and Anniston. POC;Dan Long 256-310-6481

Check the link section for the Wounded Warrior Project 8K Fundraiser for Brandon Wilbourn Marine Loyd Potter.

 
PHOTOS 

At Veterans Home FFFR 1 August 2014

In Memory of Alfred (Al) Orillion

At Veterans Home FFFR July 4,2014

At Veterans Home FFFR 6/6/2014

MCL #820 & NAYM Display at SFCTF 8th Open House 5/30/2014

Memorial Day Ceremony 2014

B-W's Full Page Ad for Convention June 6-8,2014

MCL & NAYM Display at MS Walk 5/3/2014

At Veterans Home FFFR 5/2/2014

MCL #820 & NAYM Display at Calhoum Community College 4/26/2014

New BW Display

At Veterans Home FFFR 4/4/2014

5oth Anniversary Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Celebration 3/29/2014

St. Patrick's Parade 3/15/2014

FFFR at Veterans Home 3/7/2014

First Friday Flag Raising at "Tut" Fann Veterans Home 2/7/2014

First Friday Flag Raising at "Tut" Fann Veterans Home 1/3/2014

At Christmas Parade 12/7/2013

At Veterans Home FFFR 12/6/2013

At Bikes or Bust (Toys for Tots)11/23/2013

MCL#820 and NAYM display at New Hope Elementary School Veterans Day Assembly 11/12/2013

At Veterans Day Parade 11/11/2013

Welcoming the Wounded Warriors at the Westin Hotel 11/6/2013

NAYM and MCL #820 display at the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

At Veterans Home 11/1/2013

At the 3rd Annual Young Marines Birthday Ball 10/12/2013

At Okctorfest 10/5/2013

At Veterans Home FFFR 10/4/2013

B-W presents 2 Eagle Scout Awards at Eagle Scout Court of Honor 9/28/2013

(L to R) Cmdt. Hokanson, Eagle Scout Robert Locke, Eagle Scout Christopher McCollum & Adjutant Newell

At Veterans Home FFFR 9/6/2013

Picnic at Green Mountain Nature Trail Park 8/10/2013

At Veterans Home FFFR 8/2/2013

Earl and Alice at "Tut" Fann 18th Anniversary 7/26/2013

Cmdt. Earl Hokanson present pin to Jr. Past Cmdt.Lee Saylors 7/9/2013

At Veterans Home FFFR 7/5/2013

2013-2014 Cmdt. Earl Hokanson (L)Awards Jr. Past Cmdt. Lee Saylors (R) 6/11/2013

At Veterans Home 6/7/2013

Memorial Day at Maple Hill Ceremony

Display at SFCTF 7th Annual Open House 5/ 17/2013

At James Clemens HS USAJROTC Award Ceremony 24 April 2013

Sergeant-at-Arms Alice Bennett

Sgt Alice Bennett WW II Veteran

At Veterans Home FFFR 3/1/2013

Cmdt.Lee Saylors presents Certificate of Appreciation to Donald Lee 2/12/2013

Cmdt. presents plaque to Guest Speaker Gene Bishop 2/12/2013

At the Eagle Scout Court of Honoring Eagle Scout Mario Watkins

L to R Cmdt. Saylors,Eagle Scout Marico Watkins, Scoutmaster Albert Farrar, Adj. Newell 2/5/2013

B-W Marines with newly promoted MSgt. Wayne T. Byron USMC 2/1/2013

MCL #820 Honoring MSgt Wayne T. Byron USMC

At Veterans Home FFFR 2/1/13

B-W's full page Ad for the 67th Annual Southeast Division Conference in Atlanta Ga.

Cmdt. Saylors presents award to Guest Speaker Steve Cushman of "Go Remote"

At Veterans Home 1/5/2013

At Veterans Home 1/5/2013

Merry Christmas to all from Santa & James

Christmas Party 12/11/2012

Christmas Party 12/11 2012

At Veterans Home 12/7/2012

At Veterans Home 12/7/2012

Toys for Tots (Bikes or Bust WZYP)

Sergeant-at Arms Alice Bennett with Past Commandant Al Orillion in Veterans Day Parade

James and Alice with 2 USMC Wounded Warriors at Westin Reception 11/7/2012

At Veterans Home FFFR 11/2/2012

Marine Corps League Department of Alabama Commandant presents $1,500.00 check to the North Alabama Young Marines 10/27/2012

At the 2nd Annual Young Marines Birthday Ball

Cmdt. Saylors present award to meeting speaker Cpl. Cleveland King Jr.

Award to Madison Alabama Young Marines

At Veterans Home FFFR 10/5/2012

At Veterans Home FFFR 10/5/2012

At Veterans Home FFFR 9/7/2012

Award to Semper Fi Riders 8/14/2O12

Award to North Alabama Young Marines 8/14/2012

At Veterans Home 8/3/2012

At Veterans Home 8/3/2012

At Veterans Home FFFR 7/6/2012

MCL Alabama Department Convention 2012 at Huntsville, Alabama

Memorial Day at Maple Hill Cemetery 2012

At Maple Hill Cemetery Memorial Day 5/28/12

At Memory Garden Cemetery Memorial Day 5/28/12

Old Marine & Young Marine PFC Jonathan Rosso

MCL#820 & Young Marines Display at SFCTF 6th Annual Open House 5/18/12

B-W's full page Ad for MCL National Convention at Mobile, Alabama

Past Cmdt. Klueger present award to Cadet Cristal Valadez USMCJROTC 5/9/12

MCL at Veterans Home 5/4/12

MCL at MMI ,Marion Al. 4/21/2012

MCL at MMI ,Marion Al. 4/21/2012

Alabama Marine Corps League Tag for all Alabama Marines

At Memorial Service for B-W's Past Cmdt. Tom Gentilcore

Cmdt. Saylors & Guest Speaker James West 4/10/12

At Veterans Home 4/6/12

At Veterans Home 4/6/12

At USMCRTC 3/31/12

At St. Patrick's Parade 3/17/12

Cmdt. Saylors and Guest Speaker Mike Davis. Mike is a Case Worker for the VA 3/13/12

At Veterans Home FFFR 3/2/12

At Veterans Home FFFR 3/2/12

Entertainment at MCL #820 Meeting 2/14/12

Cowboy-Lone is from Denmark and she has received over 19 awards for her singing She was also inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Texas.Her husband Carl Esch (l), who just happens to be a Vietnam Marine

First Friday Flag Raising at Veterans Home 2/3/2012

First Friday Flag Raising at Veterans Home 2/3/2012

Cmdt Saylors presents MCL Depart.of Al. grant check to Madison Alabama Young Marines 1/10/2012

Cmdt Saylors presents MCL Depart. of Al. grant check to North Alabama Young Marines 1/10/2012

At "Tut" Fann Vererans Home FFFR 1/6/12

At "Tut" Fann Veterans Home FFFR 12/2/11

Toys for Tots 11/19/11

Veterans Day Parade 11/11/11

Veterans Day Parade 11/11/11

FFFR 11/4/11

Cmdt. Saylors present Award to Guest Speaker GySgt. Wayne Byron USMC 10/11/11

Cmdt. Lee Saylors present Award to Guest Speaker Alabama State Senator Bill Holtzclaw 9/13/11

North Alabama Young Marines at Membership Meeting 9/13/11

At "Tut" Fann Veterans Home First Friday Flag Raising 9/2/11

Welcome Home Kilo Marines 8/12/11

(L) Guest Speaker Joe Shelly Semper Fi Communty Task Force Vice Chairman(R) Cmdt Lee Saylors 8/9/11

Memorial Day 2011

YM Pvt. Holmes saluting LtGen. Richard Formica USA

North Alabama Young Marines of the Marine Corps League Graduation

Cmdt. Klueger present award to Cadet Janes USMCJROTC 5/11/11

At Veterans Home 5/6/11

Kilo Marines Thanks B-W Marines for their support

At Veterans Home FFFR 4/1/11

At St. Patricks Day Parade 3/17/11

B-W Presents Eagle Scout Award 3/12/11

At Veterans Home FFFR 3/4/11

AT Veterans Home FFFR 1/7/11

At USMC 235th Birthday Ball 2010

Honoring Applebee's Veterans Day 2010

At Veterans Home, Veterans Day 2010

Guest Speaker North Alabama Young Marine Sgt. Mitchell Stease & Cmdt. Klueger

Cmdt. Sy Klueger & Robert (Spider) Parks,Vietnam Veteran

Service for LCpl Suedmeyer USMC at Maple Hill Cemetery

Cmdt. Sy Klueger and Guest Speaker Joe Fitzgerald, president of Honor Flight Tennessee Valley

Cmdt Sy Klueger and Guest Speaker Ed Buckbee. Ed is an author, lecturer, space advocate and a director emeritus. He has been associated with the U. S. Space program for four decades.

L to R LtGen. Frank Libutti, Dave Bonwit, Alice Bennett, Mayor Tommy Battle, James Newell,Earl Hokanson,& Al Orillion

Veterans Day Parade 2010

Veterans Day Parade 2010

Huntsville's Mayor Tommy Battle Memorial Day 2010

Honoring Applebee's 2009

 
COMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS

***** 5 September 2014[Fri.]******First Friday Flag Raising at "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home.Be there before 0845[8:45AM].Uniform of the Day, Short sleeves


*** 9 September 2014******* Our next meeting will be 7PM[1900]. Held at Mullins Restaurant 607 Andrew Jackson Way. Come early and have dinner


 IN MEMORY OF FALLEN B-W MARINES

********** Jerry Bevil ********** Donald Jersey ********** Donald Peck ********** Langley Jernigan ********** James Kelly ********** Fred McDougal ********** Lewis Burdette ********** Donnell Fields ********** Crill Bridges ********** Frankie Knoell ********** Donald Roxby ********** Billie Walker ********** Charles Kane ********** James Chadbourne ***** James R. Edwards Sr. ********** Noel D. Turner ********** Jerry McVey ********** Karma Macarthur ********** John Warren ********** James Windham ********** George L. Brakefield ********** Theodore Carpenter ********** Aubrey Gentle ********** C. H. [Chuck] Gentry ********** George Mallory ********** Hiram Quillin ********** Joe Walter********** Fred Stevenson ********** Lawrence Moore ********** George Wiggins ********** William (Skip)Harborth ********** Harold (Hank)Miller ********** Tom Drew ********** Thomas Gentilcore ********** Raymond Lawrence ********** Robert O'Bannon ********** John Osborne ********** John "Jack" HennessY ********** Russell Saylor ********** David Jersey ********** John Call ********** Alfred "Al" Orillion

 
# 820 Past Commandant & Present

Kenneth Taylor 1992-1993

Lou Knoell 1993-1994

Aubrey Gentle 1994-1995

Aubrey Gentle 1995-1996

Tom Gentlecore 1996-1997

Tom Gentlecore 1997-1998

Vern Gohanna 1998-1999

Hank Miller 1999-2000

Hank Miller 2000-2001

Al Orillion 2001-2002

Al Orillion 2002-2003

Bobby Hall 2003-2004

Bobby Hall 2004-2005

Al Orillion 2005-2006

Al Orillion 2006-2007

Earl Hokanson 2007-2008

Earl Hokanson 2008-2009

Sigmund Klueger 2009-2010

Sigmund Klueger 2010-2011

Lee Saylors 2011-2012

Lee Saylors 2012-2013

Earl Hokanson 2013-2014

Earl Hokanson 2014- Present

 HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAYS

William Clough

Tom Kennemer

Albert Mallory

 

B-W OFFICES PRIORITIES

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:*Sr.Vice Cmdt.*To chair special committees such as School Awards and others.To arrange programs for each meeting and to work with the Dynamic Duo on activities for each of the four annual congregational events.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE:*Jr.Vice Cmdt.* To plan and organize a campaign for pursuing additional Marine members for B-W. Develop an advertising procedure media and other public endeavors.

LEGAL ACCEPTANCES :*JUDGE ADVOCATE* Plan and identify legally accepted use of government facilities to advertise B-W in public places.Identify the requirements for members of the MCL,including seasonal uniforms and special events.

RECORDS OF MOTIONS AND COMMITMENTS:*ADJUTANT* To research and identify past approved motions, commitments and agreements made by B-W that affects the operations of this Detachment. Maintain a continuing record of such actions that they may be occasionally published in the SCUTTLEBUTT. Be the prime contact for electronic communications.

FINANCES: *PAYMASTER*Maintain B-W financial records.Interface with appropriate MCL organizations on the status and events of B-W.Provide status reports on finances and dues for monthly meetings and SCUTTLEBUTT.Identify methods for operational improvements.

CONDUCT OF MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:*SGT-AT-ARMS*Assure that membership meetings are conducted in accordance with established procedures. Maintain order during the conduct of meetings.Serve as color bearer for all events .Establish protocol for visiting VIP's.

EVENTS SUPPORT:*JR.PAST CMDT.* To provide support to all assignments as needed.

DETACHMENT WELFARE*CHAPLAIN*Chairman for the Committees for Distinguished Visitors,Disaster and Relief.Maintain record of deceased members giving known DOB and DOD along with appropriate distinguished accomplishments and awards. Arrange for visitatiions and ill members by B-W members,if appropriate. Continue other other chaplain duties required.

PUBLICITY:*PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER*Plan and arrange for public activities involving B-W to promote the recognition of this Detachment.Notify the schedule of such events in a timely manner such that members,as appropriate,can participate.

USMC/MCL ITEMS*SHIPS STORE QUARTERMASTER*Identify and make public the items currently available and obtainable for all who may have an interest in such paraphernalia.

COMMUNITY EVENTS:*ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE-NORTH ALABAMA VETERANS AND FRATERNAL COUNSEL*Notify,in a timely maner,events of interestto B-W.Provide inputs to the SCUTTLEBUTT on events that should be publicized.

B-W EVENTS PLANNING AND RECORDING:*HISTORIAN*Maintain a record of the significant events and activities of this Detachment and participate in making events of historical interests.

FUND GAINS :*POT SHARE OPERATOR*Conduct the pot share activity at each meeting.Plan andidentify additional methods for obtaining incomes for B-W;includes participating with Young Marines in fund raising schemes and other fund raising proposals.

VETERANS AFFAIRS:*SERVICE OFFICER*Provide information on events and activities, both State and Federal that affect all veterans.

B-W ORGANIZATIONAL STATUS:*PLATOON LEADER*Identify status of Squad Leaders as to participation and effectiveness in notifying the membership of coming events.Identify methods to improve the efficiency of communications amongst B-W members.

B-W CONTACY COMMUNICATIONS:*SQUAD LEADERS*Notify, in a timely manner,coming events in which B-W members are to participate.Identify methods for improving communications.

CONGREGATIVE EVENTS:*DYNAMIC DUO*Be the lead on planning and identifying coming events for notification to the membership. Recommend improvements.

SCUTTLEBUTT:*EDITORS*Publish this monthly newsletter with inputs from the Executive Committee.Recommend efficiency improvements.


 
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