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Marine Corps League
Worcester Detachment #144
August 2018 Newsletter     Issue 27
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The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.      
Thomas E. Rick



Upcoming August Events at MCL
Everybody Wants Some
N.E. Best Van Halen
Cover Band
Sunday August 12th
3pm Outside
$5 Cover Charge

Travelin' Bones BBQ
Food Truck
Music -
Everybody Wants Some


181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604

Whiskey Church
Saturday August 18th
8 - 11 pm Outside
$5 Cover Charge
Music -
Whiskey Church


181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604

Dark Horse
Sunday August 19th
4 - 7 pm Outside

*Burgers *Hot Dogs *Chicken Sandwiches
Music - Dark Horse

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604

Peregrine/US lights
Saturday August 25th
8 - 11 pm
Outside Stage
*Central Mass Locavore* Selling pizza

Music Peregrine/US lights

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604


ViVi & DaFunk
Sunday August 26th
3 - 6 pm
Outside Stage

Music ViVi & DaFunk

181 Lake Ave., Worcester, MA 01604
Upcoming Events for September

SAT, SEPT 1st - THE COSBY SWEATERS 8 p.m. 

SUN, SEPT 2nd - JOKERS WILD 3-6

SAT. SEPT 8th ON THE ROCKS 8 p.m.

SAT, SEPT 15th RIGHT ANGLE WOMAN 8 p.m.

SAT, SEPT 22nd THE SUPER CHARGERS 8 p.m.

SUN, SEPT 23rd WILBUR & THE DUKES LAST OUTSIDE SUNDAY FUNDAY 3 p.m.
Marine Barracks Parade Washington DC
V isiting Washington DC? Attend the free Friday Night Concert Parade at the Marine Barracks, at 8th & I, Washington D.C.
The ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. starts at 8:45 p.m., beginning with a concert by the United States Marine Band. The Evening Parade, held every Friday evening during the summer, has become a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline, and Esprit de Corps of the United States Marines.


Pitch
Monday Nights


7:00 PM

Every Tuesday

Free Pool


Come alone or with your Partner

Karaoke Night
Friday Nights
Every Friday Night

9:00 PM

Taco Tuesdays!

Come down and get a taco and an ice cold beer with Melissa Peterson!

Tuesdays
2 - 6 PM
  MCL August News 2018
Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity. 
William Manchester
Commandants Message
Marines and Associates,

  F irst and foremost I would like to thank all of our volunteers and staff for doing such a great job in making this years bash a monumental success. I really do appreciate every one of you from those in the parking lot and front gate to those serving food. I would like to especially thank Phil Tierney for all his help in food prep and organization. Rocky and John Dansereau for cooking once again. Then of course an extra special Thanks to Gina Laconte who booked the bands, arranged the bands, got food donated, cooked sides and volunteered on the day of the bash. I can't list everyone here who absolutely went above and beyond the call I really do appreciate each and every one of you. All the staff worked extra time past their scheduled shift doubled and in some cases tripled up on the bar to make for a pleasant experience for our clientele.

We have started in on bands every Saturday and Sunday funday as well. Come on down and enjoy your club.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the cleaning for the next few weeks.

Fortes Fortuna Juvat 
Semper Fidelis 
Your Commandant Jack Schuster

From Marine to (role) model: Wounded warrior strikes a pose to benefit fellow veterans

By:  Andrea Scott  
Military Times
I t was June 2012 when the  CH-53D helicopter  that Marine door gunner and airframes ­mechanic Sgt. Kirstie Ennis  was flying in went down in ­Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
The 21-year-old was on her second Afghanistan deployment. She suffered severe trauma, especially to her brain, spine, neck, shoulder, face and left leg, which after some 40 surgeries was amputated below the knee three years later. A month after that, it was amputated above the knee.
“The first thing I thought about wasn’t ‘Am I going to be able to run again?’ It was, ‘Can I wear a dress?’” Ennis told Military Times. “Am I going to be able to wear heels? Are people going to look at me ­differently? Am I still going to be attractive?”

As war remains return home, advocates ask families for help with identification process
By:  Leo Shane III  
Military Times

WASHINGTON — With the r emains of dozens of Korean War troops  set to return to the United States on Wednesday,  military advocates  are urging family members of missing service members to enroll in the Defense Department’s DNA database to help with identification of the fallen heroes.
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials have said they don’t have DNA files for about 9 percent of the nearly 7,700 U.S. troops missing in action from the Korean War.
As new remains are  turned over from North Korea in coming years , advocates worry that some may not be able to be identified without additional help from military families.



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The Mass Vets Advisor
Benefitting Veterans and Their Families

Marine Members

 Monthly Meeting
Monday August 20th at 1900,
Lt Powers Hall.
(Meetings are always the
3rd Monday of the Month)

E-Board Meeting
Thursday August 9th at 1900


Scholarship Purpose,
Eligibility, and Requirements

Purpose
To grant scholarships to qualified applicants who are pursuing full time undergraduate or technical training at a recognized institution.

Eligible Sponsors
Members in good standing of Marine Corps League Worcester Detachment 144.
Sponsors must be active and attend a minimum of four monthly meetings of the Worcester Detachment 144 in scholarship award year.

Eligible Recipients
Member, spouses, children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren of the sponsor.
The sponsor’s stepchildren are also eligible. 

Requirements
Applications will only be dispensed to sponsors attending a Worcester Detachment 144 monthly meeting.
Completed applications must be returned by September 1st.
If selected you must provide proof of enrollment (Verification Form) from you or your school and returned by November 15th.

Awards
$200 annually for a maximum of four years.
Years need not be consecutive years.
Checks are usually mailed in mid December.
Millions more vets to be able to shop at exchanges online
Honorably discharged veterans could be able to shop online at military exchange websites as early as Veterans Day, barring any objections from Congress.
The change in Defense Department policy would open up online exchange shopping privileges to about 18 million more people. It won’t apply to shopping at brick-and-mortar exchange stores.

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