Event Calendar


Items of Interest

Marine Corps 243rd Birthday

It is never too early to start planning a Marine Corps Ball. To that point, save a date for the Marine Corps Coordinating Council’s 2018 Marine Corps Ball on November 3rd at the Hobby Marriott. Go to Current Events at http://houstonmarines.org/index.html
Additional information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.
Do you have a Marine Corps Ball or party you would like to add to this calendar? Send a short description to me at mchanceusn@aol.com and I will make sure it goes out to everyone.



Detachment News

Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief – Fall / Winter 2017

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.

Iwo Jima Commemoriation – February 2018

(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

Barry Helton

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