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Jack Paxton
Executive Director, USMCCCA
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Dale Baird
George Chrisman
John Kloczkowski
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Tom Kerr
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Cal Openshaw
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Mike Rhea
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In loving memory of
Sam & Bernice Stavisky
Tony Parzaneze


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Dedicated Members

The 2017-18 Dedicated Member Campaign has begun. This year you can designate where your contribution goes. Your name and dedication will also appear in the Annual Conference Journal at the end of the year:

Walt Ford
Mal Barr
Cal Openshaw
Sally Pritchett
Joe Galloway
Sue Sousa
Dale Baird
George Chrisman
Jack Holsomback
Pat Coulter
Dan Bisher
Don Gee
Fred Tucker
Emil Dansker
Keith Oliver
Joe Skymba
Mike Rhea
Don Coleman
Dr. Re McClung
Ed Benevente
Tom Kerr
John Ames
Art Detman

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Springer: Former Executive Director passes

MGySgt. Bob Springer, 84, suffered a heart attack and died in San Diego, CA
on October 9. Services will be held at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
on November 12. The information was passed to CCHQ by Bob’s oldest
daughter, Rusty Rodriguez who indicated that Bob had been in apparently good
health. As Rusty said “he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather
and we all miss him […]


Savatt Jr.: Longtime CC Russ Savatt Passes

Russell W. Savatt, Jr. MGySgt. USMC (Ret.) died peacefully on September 7, 2015, at his home in Poway, California. He was 87 years old. Services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Miramar National Cemetery. Russell was raised in Kings Park, NY and is preceded in death by his parents Russell W. & Helen Savatt and his sister Sally (Joe) LaValle. Russell is survived by his wife Josephine, four children: Laura Reynolds (Jim), Russell W. Savatt III (Chris), Mark Savatt and Claudine Hagerstrom (Robert) and their beloved […]


Miller: General passes

Life Member Major General Donald E.P. “Dep” Miller, USMC Retired, passed away November 14, 2012, at the age of 77. […]


Combs: Gun World Editor passes

As a civilian magazine journalist, photo-journalist and editor, Roger worked on several gun, knife and hunting magazines including Gun World, Bow and Arrow Hunting and Horse and Horseman. Roger wrote or co-authored multiple books including Archer’s Digest, Gun Digest Book of Knifemaking and Crossbows to name a […]


Baird: Stars and Stripes photographer, author dies

He is a veteran of the Korean War, served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and served multiple deployments to the Philippines, Okinawa and Thailand. With a career spanning twenty two years, Jack served in Japan, Taiwan and several stateside assignments with his family accompanying him. During his Vietnam tours he was a Combat Correspondent with the Pacific Stars & Stripes Newspaper and also had a number of his war pictures featured in Life […]


Torres: Bob passes after long illness

Bob Torres

Robert Daniel “Bob” Torres, the long-time Public Affairs Officer for NAS Corpus Christi, passed away Wednesday evening after a long illness.

Bob had gone out on extended medical leave in February and, as his condition worsened, left Federal civilian service in June.

Bob served in the US Marine Corps from 1972 to 1993, spending most […]


Service for Gen Mundy, 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps

General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps and friend of the USMCCCA.

General Carl E. Mundy, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps, Retired, 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps, passed away on April 3, 2014. He was honored in a Military Tribute at The Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va., April 12th. […]


Kyser: Beloved Life member and Lucas Chapter Treasurer passes

Beloved Life member and Lucas Chapter Treasurer, Jim Kyser passed away […]


Stephen Gude loses battle with cancer

Stephen Gude

Sadly, Stephen Gude lost his battle with cancer Feb 2, 2014. He was well-loved by many of our members. More information as it becomes available. Some Facebook posts:
Victoria Turney: rest in peace my friend…
Lynda Johnson Baker: I truly loved this man. My heart is broken.
Victoria Turney: so sad – I am so fortunate to […]


General Blaz passes

Vicente T. “Ben” Blaz

Vicente T. “Ben” Blaz, who survived a Japanese prison camp during World War II and later became a Marine Corps brigadier general and Guam’s representative in Congress, died Jan. 8. For more go to the Washington Post Website.


Hensley to be buried Jan. 7

MGySgt.(R) Joe Hensley died December 13 in San Diego.  Burial will be at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on January 7.  Joe was 95.


Abel: CC actor passes

Jonathan Ferdinand Abel died at the age of 81 on December 15, 2013. Jonathan was born in New York, New York on June 6, 1932. He attended Riverdale Country School and graduated in 1950. He attended Connecticut Wesleyan and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Jonathan Abel was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps for twenty seven […]