The heat of summer is almost over and before you know it the Marine Corps 243rd Birthday and the Holidayswill be upon us. This will be my last Commandant's Corner page as your Commandant of the Slattery Detachment. At the next meeting on Wednesday October 3rd we will be installing two new elected Officers of the Detachment. The new Detachment Commandant will be Theodore Jemas, who likes to be called Ted, or shall I say Commandant Ted? The new Judge Advocate replacing Bob Stalzer will be Michael Dougherty. I hope all of you can attend the Installation of these two Marines to help us move the Detachment into the new year of 2019.
We have gained a few members the past year and there will be things that need to be done to help the many Veterans who could use some assistance. As you saw the past week, there was havoc and destruction in both North and South Carolina after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Tom Miller is reaching out to the Detachments in both of these states to see what help may be needed. At this time, we are looking to help them out financially. More to follow on this.
I want to thank the existing elected & appointed Officers for helping make this Detachment what it is today. We do a lot, but there is so much more WE can do. We just need a little more participation from the members.
It has been an honor to represent this Detachment that was named after a Marine, Robert J Slattery that I was in Boot Camp with at Parris Island 52 years ago. As most of you know he was KIA on 6 July 1967 at a place called Gio Linh in Viet Nam. WE Honor and Respect him in doing what we do.
Semper Fidelis, Neas Out