The Cape Fear Detachment
of the
Marine Corps League

Detachment #1070
Department of North Carolina

The next Detachment Meeting will be on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at VFW Post 2573 - All Marines, FMF Corpsmen, associate members, and their guests are invited to attend!

Detachment Officers and other Assignments

Commandant Bob Ochs
Senior Vice Commandant Bill Facello
Junior Vice Commandant Bill Young
Judge Advocate Bob Herd
Adjutant/Paymaster George Casola
Junior Past Commandant Chuck McLiverty

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.

Other Positions
Chaplains Tim Ciotti
George Casola
Community Relations Ham Hicks
Fallen Marine George Casola
Historian Bob Cooke
Liaison: Lejeune/New River Bill Facello
Meal Reservations Al Gumbs
Mess Sergeants Tim Ciotti
Paul Slebodnik
Newsletter Editor Lois Smith
Picnic Jerry Dowling
PIO/Communications Hank Phillips
Programs John Gill
Quartermaster Chuck McLiverty
RiverFest O.T. Thompson
Roster Gordon Johnson
Scholarships Bill Facello
Sergeants at Arms O.T. Thompson
John Peele
Telephone Calling George Casola
Veterans Liaison Debbie Bessette
Website Gordon Johnson

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 those months when the VFW is used as a polling place,
our meetings are held at the DAV on College Road.

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
Azalea Parade Tim Ciotti
Birthday Ball Steve Smith
Birthday Ball Program Bill Facello
Book Sales Jerry Dowling
Toys for Tots Al Gumbs
John Gill
Picnic Mike Gautier

Detachment News

Show your support for the Marine Corps League.
Order an MCL License Plate! (click on the image below)

"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: 6 March 2017

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.