Due to the generosity of our fellow Marines, McLemore Detachment was able to provide $500 gift cards to 19 Marines, 1 FMF Corpsman, and 1 Marine Widow to assist with their recovery from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
(L-R) Marine veterans Raymond Warren, Bill Sherrill, John Powers, and Navy Hospital Corpsman Chuck Elias,
Keynote speaker, Lt General Joseph Weber USMC Retired
Wreath Laying, (L-R Charles Ynman, Scott Mosely and Bugler Dave Tucker
Celebratory Dinner Excerpts
Marine Corps League, McLemore Detachment, Houston, Texas held a ceremony on Sunday, February 18, 2018 onboard the Battleship Texas (BB-35) commemorating the landing on Iwo Jima 19FEB45. Guests of honor were Marine veterans Raymond Warren, Bill Sherrill, John Powers, and Navy Hospital Corpsman Chuck Elias, who landed on Iwo. Keynote speaker was LtGen Joseph Weber USMC Ret., former Commander, Marine Forces Command 2007-2008, Commanding General – III Marine Expeditionary Force 2005-2007, Chief of Staff, Multi-Natl. Force in Iraq 2004-2005, Commanding General, 3rd Marine Div. 2002-2004, and Commanding General- Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command 2000-2002. Wreath laying was done by Charles Ynman, Scott Mosely and with Dave Tucker as bugler.
The 1st Marine Division was first activated aboard the Battleship Texas on February 1, 1941, and the Battleship Texas was also present at the Iwo Jima battle in 1945.
McLemore Detachment of the Marine Corps League had the priviledge of hosting the Chapel of the Four Chaplains event at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center chapel on February 3rd.
The Chapel of Four Chaplains seeks to encourage observation of the unity which binds together Americans of all faiths. Patriotic in its nature, the Chapel celebrates the characteristics of generosity, devotion to God and country, and love of fellowman which we share in common.
Shortly after the Chapel’s dedication by President Harry S. Truman in 1951, the founding trustees established the Legion of Honor Program to publicly recognize persons whose lives model the kind of selfless service to community, nation, and humanity without regard to race, religion, or creed , so dramatically exemplified by the Four Chaplains.
The Legion of Honor Award, the Humanitarian Award, and the Bronze Medallions are presented for service to the local community, at the state or regional level, and at the national or international . Some notable recipients include Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Carter, and Reagan; luminaries such as Bob Hope, John Glenn, Martha Reye, James Michener, Marian Anderson, C. Everett Koop, Tommy Lasorda, and Shirley Chisholm; as well as military personnel, veterans , and civilians from all walks of life nationwide.
At this event, Jim Mclingvale was awarded the Bronze Legion of Honor. Allan Perkins and Charles Miles were awarded the Chapel of Four Chaplins Legion of Honor.
Larry Herrmann , Board of Trustees was our guest speaker and awarded the metals.
McLemore is honoured to have two members; Chuck Dingus has been awarded the Legion of Honor and Charles Ynman has been awarded the Humanitarian Legion of Honor. We are fortunate to have two members from McLemore Detachment, in the Society.
Attending members were:
Bob and Linda North Jose and Carmen Sanabria
Dave Tucker Carl Krueger
Steve Oeding Herb and Jo Myers
Scott and Doris Mosely Larry Webber
Charles and Marcia Ynman Ronnie Cortez
Peter Cisneros Chuck and Cindy Dingas
John Pyle Bob Young
Additionally several Marine Corps League members from surrounding were able to join us.
The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment (8th & I Color Guard, Drum &Bugle Corps, and Silent Drill Platoon) have 2 performances scheduled in the Houston Metropolitan area in March.
These performances are open to the public.
Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Clear Creek ISD, Challenger Columbia Stadium, 1955 W Nasa Blvd, Webster, TX 77598
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Katy ISD, Legacy Stadium, 6301 S. Stadium Lane – Katy TX 77494