The Cape Fear Detachment
of the
Marine Corps League

Detachment #1070
Department of North Carolina

The next Detachment Meeting will be on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at DAV Hall, NC Chapter 11 - All Marines, FMF Corpsmen, associate members, and their guests are invited to attend!

Detachment Officers and other Assignments

Commandant Bill Facello
Senior Vice Commandant John Babb
Junior Vice Commandant Tim Snyder
Judge Advocate Bob Herd
Adjutant Reggie Shropshire
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 or have honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. Navy Corpsmen and Navy Chaplains, who 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. Each officer's name is linked to their email address. Simply click on a name to open an email to that person.
If you're a Marine new to the area or just finding out about the League, then we urge you to join. Our membership spans all eras from WW II to the present. Join us and you will be welcomed by Marines from all generations.

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

DAV Hall, NC Chapter 11
4601 Park Avenue (off South College Road)
Wilmington, NC

Marine-related Links

The United States Marine Corps
Marine Corps League National Headquarters
Marine Corps League Department of North Carolina
The Marine Corps Times (New)
Together We Served
Request your Military Records
Marine Corps League National Bylaws (Revised)
Marine Corps Ceremonial Music
Carolina Museum of the Marine
Marine Corps League Library (New)
Semper Fi Fund
Lowes 10% Discount for veterans
Committee Chairs
Parades Tim Ciotti
Birthday Ball Steve Smith
Birthday Ball Program Bill Facello
Book Sales Jerry Dowling
Toys for Tots Al Gumbs
John Gill

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 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!

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Cape Fear MCL Detachment member Gordon Johnson.
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Latest update: 11 April 2018

Once a Marine - Always a Marine

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