L/CPL Robert J. Slattery, Det #206, "SCUTTLEBUTT NEWS", Apr 2022 - #2
Commandant's Corner

April is here and we have already seen some good things happening. Tuesday April 5, 2022, SgtMaj Eddie Neas, GySgt Mario Monaco, Sgt Domenick Monaco and myself attended a meeting of the Florham Park Knights of Columbus.

Along with Marines Care and the L/Cpl Robert J. Slattery Detachment the Knights of Columbus were able to send twenty one (21) Marines, Sailors and Army Personnel home for Christmas Holiday. We presented the K of C with a Plaque signed by the Soldiers who got to go home to their families and Certificates of Appreciation from Marines Care and the Detachment for the work and monetary contributions of the organization.

At our monthly Meeting we presented an opportunity for the Detachment to participate in a Bus Run on May 20 to 8th and I in Washington as VIP's to watch the Silent Drill Team to perform and participate in Reception before the performance. It should be a great Trip.

Semper Fi,

Paul J. Brown
Commandant


Phishing

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