Barbara Ann Huskey Coleman or Ann, as she was called by everyone, was a vivacious, wise-cracking, loving wife, mother, grandmother, auntie, and friend. She loved to cook, sew, and do just about any kind of craft. She was involved in the Beta Sigma Phi organization for most of her adult life. She was also a member of the Fallon Elks Lodge where she raised record funds for charity which helped battered and neglected children. She worked for and retired from the Bank of America after 47 years. She began as a 17-year-old proof clerk and worked he way up to Senior Auditor and a Certified Fraud Examiner. She was also a patriot, giving talks on the history of the American flag and how to properly display it. She carried American Flag Pins to give to anyone who was not wearing [...]
Gunnery Sgt. Richard Leigh Ray, USMC (ret), 66, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013.
He was born in Seattle, Wash. to the late Thomas Bennette Ray, Jr. and Frances Nadine Roddewig Ray.
Mr. Ray served in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War and The Siege of [...]
Erik Hansen, age 78, of Lockport, NY died March 26, 2013 in Blue Ridge, GA. Born November 18, 1934 in Nunda, NY, Erik served in and retired from the United States Marine Corps following 20 years service. He served in many places throughout his Marine Corps career, mostly as a motion picture photographer, including Quantico, Camp Pendleton and Vietnam where he was exposed to Agent Orange. He also served in Korea in another occupational field before moving into photo. He retired from the USMC as a Gunnery Sergeant. He was a Life Member and strong supporter of the [...]
Born in Delight, AR, Mr. Nolen was a graduate of Texarkana Texas High School. He retired from the United States Marine Corps after 34 years of service. Mr. Nolen was a member of Battle Hill Masonic Lodge, United States Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association, Torrey Oaks Golf Club, Douglasville Hunting Club and the American [...]
Don KirchoffnerDonald (Don) Kirchoffner, APR, Fellow PRSA, a past member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Board of Directors, died on Jan. 10 in Boulder Colo., after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 68.
Kirchoffner was an accomplished executive known for creating and implementing strategic communications that proactively addressed a broad array of [...]
Brigadier General Margaret A. Brewer, USMC Retired, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at the age of 82. BGen Brewer was the first female Marine to be promoted to the rank of general officer by General P.X. Kelly, 28th CMC. BGen Brewer was also the first Director of Public Affairs. The service will be tomorrow in Falls Church, Va. Details will be provided as soon as possible. Brewer retired from the Marine Corps on July 1, [...]
arles W. “Sam” Durie passed away suddenly in Aguanga, California. He was preceded in death by his first wife Doreen and is survived by two sons, Preston, Michael and step son Jeff Daniel and step daughter Wendi Bremermann. He is also survived by his wife of 26 years, Trudi. [...]
Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas D. Segel, USMC (Ret) – a twice wounded Korean War veteran, Marine Corps combat correspondent, freelance writer and veteran of 26 years’ service- died September 30 in Harlingen, TX. He was [...]
Sad news, Debbie Tallent, the first Toys For Tots poster child and daughter of CC Pauline Talent has died. She was the daughter of long time CC, the late Bob Tallent. Above is a photo of her featured in the 2008, 1st quarter newsletter, “Now Hear [...]
Few of today’s Marines will remember that former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs “Punch” Sulzberger, who died Saturday at age 86, served in the Corps as an informational services officer in Korea, rising to the rank of captain before taking his discharge. When we arrived in the winter of 1951, Sulzberger was a first [...]
WALTER ROBERTS SWINDELLS 92, who came to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in 1972 “by way of Florida, New York, Texas, and California,” sometime managing editor of The Anglican Digest (1974-1981) and founding editor (Old Stubby Fingers) of the Anglican News Exchange (1978-1985) died on March 23, 2012. A retired Captain of Marines, an archaic term he loved to use, he was born in Washington, D.C., on November 2, 1919, and raised in Florida. He married Margaret Dutill on August 17, 1941. [...]
The former editor of Follow Me, the magazine-formatted newsletter of the 2nd Marine Division Association, Bill was a stalwart supporter of his beloved Corps, including special attention paid to institutional relationships with New Zealand, Guam and the famous WWII Navajo Code [...]