The Cape Fear Detachment
of the
Marine Corps League

Detachment #1070
Department of North Carolina

MCL Detachment #1070 Annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball
Saturday, November 12 - Landfall Country Club

1800: Arrival/Cocktails
1845: Dinner
2000-2100: Traditional Cake Cutting Ceremony
2100-2300: Dancing

The next Detachment Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at VFW Post 2573 - All Marines, FMF Corpsmen, associate members, and their guests are invited to attend!

Detachment Officers and other Assignments

Commandant Chuck McLiverty
Senior Vice Commandant Steve Smith
Junior Vice Commandant Bill Facello
Judge Advocate Bob Herd
Adjutant/Paymaster Bill Young
Quartermaster Chuck McLiverty
Sergeants at Arms O.T. Thompson
John Peele
Chaplains Tim Ciotti
George Casola
Junior Past Commandant Jerry Dowling

Greetings from the members of the Cape Fear Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Membership in the Marine Corps League is open to all those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service. Navy Corpsmen and Navy Chaplains, who have served with Marines and are "FMF Qualified", are also eligible for membership.

If you have an interest in the Marine Corps League, please contact one of the Detachment Officers listed in the left-hand column.

If you're a Marine new to the area or just finding out about the League, then we urge you to join. You will be welcomed by Marines from all generations.

Detachment Meetings

Members of our Detachment join together in camaraderie and fellowship on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:45 PM (6:00 PM for dinner) at:

VFW Post 2573
2722 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC

Note: In November, when the VFW is used as a polling place,
our meeting is held at the DAV on College Road.

Other Positions
Newsletter Editor Lois Smith
Website Gordon Johnson
Historian Bob Cooke
Roster Gordon Johnson
PIO/Communications Hank Phillips
Community Relations Ham Hicks
Veterans Liaison Debbie Bessette
Liaison: Lejeune/New River Dennis Fusco
Mess Sergeant Paul Slebodnik

Marine-related Links

The United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps League National Headquarters
Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina
The Few - Tun Tavern on the Net
Together We Served
Request your Military Records
Marine Corps League National Bylaws
Marine Corps Ceremonial Music
Museum of the Marine
Semper Fi Fund ~ NEW ~
Committee Chairs
Birthday Ball Steve Smith
Toys for Tots Al Gumbs
John Gill
Telephone Calling George Casola
Picnic Mike Gautier
Fallen Marine George Casola
Publicity/Programs Hank Phillips
Ball Program Ads Bill Facello

Detachment News

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"A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine."

General James F. Amos, (ret.)
35th Commandant of the Marine Corps
Thanks to all those who support our detachment!

This website was designed and is maintained by
Cape Fear MCL Detachment member Gordon Johnson.
If you have comments or suggestions, please email me at:

Latest update: 31 October 2016

Once a Marine - Always a Marine

The information and opinions expressed at this site are those of the author. They do not represent the official views of the Marine Corps League, the United States Marine Corps, the Department of Defense or its agencies.