August has come and gone and we are now into September. Due to illness I was not able to provide the Commandant's Corner and would now like to combine both months.
We sadly look back at L/Cpl Christopher Cosgrove, born on August 9th, 1983 and was KIA in October 1, 2006. We also had SgtMaj John L. Canley affectionately known to Alpha Co 1/1 Marines as "Gunny" passed away on May 11, 2022 and was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery on August 25, 2022.
September 20, 2022 the Australian/American Association honored Veterans of all wars at a Benefit Dinner. In attendance were Commandant Paul Brown and his Wife Margaret, Mario "Gunny Monaco" and SgtMaj Eddie Neas and his Wife Linda.
September 23, 2022 saw another sad day when the USS Hue City CG66 named in Honor of the Marines from Alpha 1/1, and Marines from 1/5 & 2/5, was Decommissioned and taken out of Service.
See you all at the October 5, 2022 Detachment Meeting for the Installation of Officers for the 2023-2024 time frame.
Paul J. Brown