Notifications

Meetings:
Detachment meetings are canceled until further notice. This is due to the Governor extending the Statewide COVID-19 Health Order until 31 July. 
 
Family Picnic:
The annual family picnic is postponed. This also is due to the state health order and on-base restrictions at Ft Rucker.  We may be able to have this event later in the summer if things change.
 
State Convention (update):
For those interested in attending: There will be an abbreviated 2 day State Convention held in Montgomery on 21 and 22 August at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. 
Agenda: Friday 21 August - 1400 Devil Dog Growl followed by training for Commandants and Paymasters. Saturday 22 August - 0900 Formal Meeting ritual, the election, and installation of officers. With the meeting concluding around 1300. If you would like to attend please let me know. 
 
Annual Membership Dues:
It's time again to pay our membership dues. We will be pushing hard for these over the next month. Please contact your Fire Team leader of me if you have any questions. 
Toys for Tots:
Good News!! The Wiregrass Marine Corps League will be conducting the 2020 area campaign for Toys for Tots!! I know you are all excited as I am and we will need your help as we plan this campaign. More to follow.
 

Welcome to Wiregrass Marine Corps League, Detachment 752

Home of Esprit de Corps and Southern Hospitality.

We invite you to join us and enjoy the spirit of camaraderie that is unique to the Brotherhood of Marines. We welcome all active duty, retired, honorably discharged and Reserve Marines with at least 90 days of honorable service. When you earned the coveted "Eagle Globe and Anchor" you earned the title "Marine" forever, and we would like to give you the opportunity to associate with other Marines in the Wiregrass Detachment. Our Navy Corpsmen and Chaplains who served at least 90 days in the Fleet Marine Forces are also welcome.

"Once a Marine--Always a Marine"

Upcoming Events

21
Aug
Embassy Suites, Montgomery, Alabama
Time: 00:00
2020 Department Conference of the Dept of AL Marine Corps League on August 21st-22nd. Montgomery, AL

03
Sep
Clarion Inn & Suites
-
Dothan
Time: 18:00
Detachment Meeting @ Clarion Inn & Suites

01
Oct
Clarion Inn & Suites
-
Dothan
Time: 18:00
Detachment Meeting @ Clarion Inn & Suites

05
Nov
Clarion Inn & Suites
-
Dothan
Time: 18:00
Detachment Meeting @ Clarion Inn & Suites

07
Nov
Dothan Country Club
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Dothan
Time: 17:00
Marine Corps Birthday Ball @ Dothan Country Club

Items for Sale at Wiregrass Detachment MCL

Wiregrass MCL Coins
For Sale
Wiregrass MCL Coins
USMC Flags
For Sale
USMC Flags

Such Good Men

I now know why men who have been to war yearn to reunite. Not to tell stories or look at old pictures. Not to laugh or weep. Comrades gather because they long to be with the men who once acted their best, men who suffered and sacrificed, who were stripped raw, right down to their humanity. I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another. I cannot say where we are headed. Ours are not perfect friendships; those are the province of legend and myth. A few of my comrades drift far from me now, sending back only occasional word. I know that one day even these could fall to silence. Some of the men will stay close, a couple, perhaps, always at hand. As long as I have memory, I will think of them all, every day. I am sure that when I leave this world, my last thought will be of my family and my comrades.....such good men.

From "These Good Men" by Michael Norman