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Norm Hatch in The Washington Post

Norman Hatch, 91, near the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial, which is also referred to as the Iwo Jima Memorial, on Wednesday in Arlington. Hatch was at Iwo Jima, heading the U.S. Marines 5th Division Photo Section. The statue is a depiction of a photograph by AP photographer Joe Rosenthal of a flag-raising during […]


Looking for Margaret “Margie” Moore

Major John Marley, USMC (retired) would like to know if any of our members remember a Marine named Ray O’Hara Peterson (11th Marines 1946) saw the 2013 Reunion Announcement in the American Legion magazine and called to ask if anyone knows the whereabouts of Margaret “Margie” Moore who served at 8th & I from 1950 […]


Still support for Rosenthal

Here is an OpEd page by former CC Daniel P. Cortez printed in the Richmond Times Dispatch, on page A11, Jan.12, 2013 explaining why Joe Rosenthal deserves Marines’ recognition.

To read the article click on the photo to the right.


Tibbetts a musician

The Closers’ website gives you a sample of their music and a list of venues in the Denver area.

Anyone remember CC Lee J. Tibbetts? He was the “Reece Lodder” of the ’90’s, winning most of the what is now “Merit Award” categories. He has since retired from active duty and is a member of […]


Old friends meet up

Florida Chapter Meeting-Extended Version: Following the 2012 USMCCCA Conference in San Diego, Red Carpenter, his wife Ann and Tom and Sheila Kerr journeyed to San Francisco where they boarded a cruise liner for a trip that would take them through the Panama Canal ending at Fort Lauderdale, FL. On one way point they hooked […]


Do you know anything about this?

Front: Last to know first to go
Back: Unimpeachable Sources And Responsible Journalism Ignored Office

Does anyone know anything else about the above photo?
I found this amongst the memorbalia of my deceased Father in Law, Colonel Robert L. Ely, Jr. He was a 25 year old battalion commander in Patton’s Third Army, got out after the war, […]


Very nice story about our CC and emcee Pat Coulter on the Ventura County Star website. His voice filled the LA Coliseum before an anticipated audience of 100,000 Catholics as the emcee for the Guadalupe Celebration, billed as an afternoon of prayer, music and speakers, including the archbishop of Los Angeles. (Photo by Troy Harvey, Ventura […]


Photoblog highlights Joe Rosenthal photos

Joe Rosenthal's famous photo of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima

This photoblog from the Denver Post features Joe Rosenthal and his famous photo of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima. If you’ve got the time… keep scrolling there are many of Rosenthal’s other war photos and a bit about the Marines in the photo […]


Help put Tyrone Power on a stamp

Tyrone Power was not only a mega movie star and stage actor, he was also a WWII Marine Corps Pilot, 1st Lieutenant who flew wounded soldiers out of Okinawa, Hiroshima, and Iwo Jima. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. […]


Profile on Frank Lee

A very nice article about combat correspondent Frank Lee by Marc Yablonka on the website…


Chosen and 3rdMarDiv Reunions near

The Third Marine Division  Association will hold its 58th Annual Family Reunion at the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego, CA, during Aug. 21-26, 2012.  Anyone who served in, was attached to or served in direct support of the 3rd Marine Division at any time is invited to attend.  Contact:  Association […]


Sixty-two years later…

LCpl. Michael Rogers, Parris Island PAO staff member and mascot Legend, greet USMCCCA Executive Director Jack Paxton during a recent visit. Below is the current Parris Island mascot in action with Rogers as his handler.

On the 62 anniversary of my graduation from recruit training at Parris Island,  I returned as a guest of Brig. […]