Marine Corps League, Bluegrass Detachment 1012
The mission of this Detachment is to preserve the history and traditions of the UNited States Marine Corps and to promote the interests thereof as a non-profit entity. To band together in fellowship, active duty Marines, FMF Navy Corpsmen; that are serving or have served with the Marine Corps, and those Marines and FMF Corpsmen that have been honorably discharged from service. To provide charitable assistance to our community, to protect and advance the welfare of active duty and former Marines and FMF Navy Corpsmen and their allegiance to the United States of America and to commemorate those historical, cherished happenings of the past that laid the foundations for those freedom that we now hold true and self evident.
Marine Corps League, Bluegrass Detachment 1012 was chartered in 1999 with 30 members: Jack Ditmer, Mike Leaverton, Dennis Rice, Bill Howard, Skip Cowell, Jack Hissom, Craig Pyles, Johnny Johnson, Gilbert Thoman , Ralph Hunt, Earl Jones, Jim Davis, Clifford Zermonski, Paul Henderson, Ken Morris, Mike Bowman , John Gaffney, Bob Wigand, Ron Weaver, John Lange, Michelle Skirbich, Mike Harvey, Glen Molen, Gerald Pearson, Floyd Coleman, Duane Hagan, Bert Francis, Michael Johnson, William Clark and John Foust.
As of 1 Jan 2016 the Bluegrass Detachment had a membership of 81.
Bluegrass Detachment 1012 is very active in community projects and fund raising. At present the Detachment supports its own scholarship program for the Children and grand children of its members plus JROTC members in our community. We also support a Young Marines Program. We also provide support for the Madison County Veterans Honor Guard for Military Honors at burials. We do many Rose bud events for fund raising and a golf tournament every year. We end up the year with our Marine Corps birthday Ball which has grown steadily over the years to a major event in the community. We provide many Color Guard requests for special events. Within Madison County the MCL is considered the “Go to guys” if you need a color guard. We not only work hard but we have a lot of fun whether we are working or having a “liberty call” at a local watering hole. We are Marines and we are brothers. We know how to work and we know how to have fun. Semper Fi.