597 Memorial Service

Matt Valenzuela : August 17, 2016 05:41 : Detachment

We recently had a short-notice Memorial Service for Korean War Veteran, Cpl John Patrick Schell,
USMC, at the Museum of Military History.

Due to friends and relatives coming from different parts of the USA, Wednesday, 10 August, was the
day picked when the different groups could get together. There was no church available
to them for at least two or three weeks, so we offered them the Museum or the VFW Post in Simi Valley.

After a few calls were made, and emails sent, the Memorial Service began to come together.
Unfortunately, three members of the Color/Honor Guard were in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the MCL
National Convention 2016, so luckily, the Memorial Service was indoors, so there was no need
for a Rifle Detail.

The family was very pleased with the plan that came together and sent their ‘Thank You’ to everyone
who came forth and participated at the Memorial Service. There were forty friends and relatives present
to honor a Fallen Hero.

FOR ALL THEY DID, THANKS GO TO:
Jill Boucher – Arranged the setting at the Museum
Nigel ‘Tony’ Boucher – Hosted the Memorial Service
Ken ‘Doc’ Honaker – Honor Guard – Flag Folding Detail
Bob Martinez – Detachment Bugler, played Taps
Dave Opfer – Honor Guard – Flag Folding Detail
Ruy Pena – Color Guard Commander, co-ordinated the Honor Guard Detail

Jim and Catharine, I was at the Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well, so I could not attend.
Our condolences on your loss.

Thanks, Everybody!

Semper Fidelis,

Matt E. Valenzuela | Commandant
C: 310-308-7015 |O: 310-768-2847
CommandantMCL597@gmail.com

President Ronald Reagan Detachment. 597
Marine Corps League
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Detachment 597 Honor Guard

mclcadmin : May 24, 2016 19:20 : Detachment

Folks,
This past Saturday, the President Ronald Reagan Detachment 597 Color/Honor Guard performed military honors, including flag-folding services for Army warrior, Macon Orrin Boykin at the Elks Lodge in Thousand Oaks.

Carl Lanterman had called to arrange the service and the following Marines heard the call. Thanks to all from
all those present at Macon’s funeral service and celebration of Life.

Thanks to:

Ramon Arevalo
John Coley
Larry Fischer
Fausto Galvan
Ken ‘Doc’ Honaker
Bob Martinez
John Miller
Jack Parfitt
Ben Pfister

 

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Matt E. Valenzuela | Commandant
President Ronald Reagan Detachment. 597

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Det 597 Report

mclcadmin : April 17, 2016 19:03 : Detachment

MARINES, CORPSMEN AND ASSOCIATES,

The General Meeting on 07 April 2016 was a very interesting and very
busy evening at the MCL Det 597 meeting at the Elks Lodge.

We had Financial Advisor, Jim Spach give his presentation and stayed
after to answer questions from the members. We had a lot of action
from the floor with everybody meeting new people and interacting with
each other….the 597 is growing with many quality people.
Keep it going folks!

The 597 would like to welcome aboard the following new
Members and Associates:
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