Tag: East Valley Marines

East Valley Marines send WWII Vet to D.C.

Marines Ernie Karkula and Gordon Fiacco at the DC WWII Memorial

Denise Lott An application was submitted by the East Valley Marines of Detachment 1296 to have member Ernie Karkula, World War II Marine, selected for the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight provides our World War II veterans with an opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial, which was only finished in 2005. Since…

Marine Corps celebrates 240th birthday

Jim Harkins and Sun Lakes resident Dave Lott are prepared for their upcoming roles in the program.

Denise Lott Each year, on November 10, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates throughout the world their founding birthday 240 years ago. Sun Lakes is no exception. The Marines from the East Valley Marines Detachment 1296 held their annual Birthday Ball in November at the Oakwood Country Club. This year’s guest of honor was William L.…

You are invited! Marine Corp Birthday Ball

“Oldest Marine” Mike Harper, a Sun Lakes resident and WWII veteran, is escorted to the cake cutting ceremony.

Denise Lott The birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps is approaching in November. In keeping with tradition, our East Valley Marine Corps League’s Sun Lakes Detachment 1296 is hosting its annual Birthday Ball. The Ball will be on Saturday, November 7 at the Oakwood Country Club in Sun Lakes. The public is invited to enjoy…

East Valley Marines send wounded warriors fishing

Disabled veterans and support group on the Alaska fishing trip.

Denise Lott For the second year, the East Valley Marine Corps League, Detachment 1296 of Sun Lakes, planned a seven-day Alaska fishing trip for Marine Wounded Warriors. Ron Enderle, detachment member, coordinated with his friends, Harley and Farrel Lewis of Ketchikan, Alaska, who own a 71-foot yacht. The detachment paid for air and ground expenses…

East Valley Marines support Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride

The Royal Flush team: Dave Althoff (captain), Brian Wood, Bob Althoff, Paul Lavin, Lloyd Brown and Adrian Barrios.

Denise Landers Lott East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, helped support a team in Phoenix’s March Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride. The Honor Rides series raises awareness and is the funding arm for Ride 2 Recovery. It gives the public the opportunity to ride with healing heroes and enlisted military on a non-competitive, fun ride. Our…

East Valley Marines support JROTC cadets

The Marine Corps’ JROTC from Casa Grande at their 2014 drill completion.

Denise Lott East Valley Marines Detachment 1296 helps support the Vista Grande High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) in Casa Grande. They provide scholarships each year toward college expenses for a graduating cadet. They also help send young Marine cadets on an annual trip to Camp Pendleton for a first-hand look…