DETACHMENT ELECTED OFFICERS

ROBERT (BOB) HALE

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Commandant

GEORGE CAMPBELL

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Sr. Vice Commandant

MIKE SHEEHAN

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Jr. Vice Commandant

MARK HITE

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Judge Advocate

MEET OUR MARINES

David Armendariz

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*MCL-Life Member

Bonafacio Arong (Jr.)

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Ignacio Ayala

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Angel Bautista

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*MCL-Life Member

Frank O. Beverly

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C. (Shorty) Bisnett

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*MCL-Life Member

James (JB) Butler

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*MCL-Life Member

John A. Camarra

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*MCL-Life Member

George Campbell

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*MCL-Life Member

Robert Chandler

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Tom (TC) Crouson

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*MCL-Life Member

Norbert Davis

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Cecilia Daya

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Gary Dent

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*MCL-Life Member

Otis Drewry

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Kate Erly

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Detachment Chaplain

Nancy Erly

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Cal Faulkner

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Brian Gabriel

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Elena Gamboa

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Roger Gunning

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Robert Hale

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*MCL-Life Member

Mark Hite

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*MCL-Life Member

Edward Harrington

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Neal Hocker

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Bob Janes

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Manny Jauregui

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Andy Johnson

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Trisha Johnson

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Bruce Kaspari

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Dennis Kearney

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Jim Kerruish

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Jaclyn Kirkwood

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 *MCL-Life Member 

William Kutzer

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Leopoldo Leal

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*MCL-Life Member 

Robert Linck

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 *MCL-Life Member 

John Lockett

Sergeant At Arms

Detachment Sergeant At Arms

Robert Luna

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Matthew Marzucco

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Beth Matulich

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Steve Matulich

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*MCL-Life Member

Roy McCarty

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Donald Miller

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Louis Moret

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Ken Mott

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Roger Neria

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Fred Orozco

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Detachment Adjutant

Hank Pezzetti

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Geoff Prettyman

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Detachment Paymaster

Keith Reed

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Lorraine Robinson

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Nitch Rodriguez

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Carlos Rojo

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Lee Scherman

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Sophia Scherman

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Mike Sheehan

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Tom Shine

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 *MCL-Life Member 

James Snider

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Howard Smith

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Rick Souza

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Gordon (Ray) Sparks

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Richard Strasser

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John Tatarakis

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Bill Taylor

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Howard Tucker

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Santiago Ventura

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Donald Verbick

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Charles Walker

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Tom Walters

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Tom Watson

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 *MCL-Life Member 

Peggy West

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IN MEMORY...

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Elk Grove Detachment 1238 Members Who Have Reported To The Supreme Commandant

FRED PRATT

FRED NICHOLS

RAY REED

ALLAN DIETRICH

LUKE HARNER

DAVID MARTIN

JOHN SMITH

MAVIS BERRYESA

BILL BAILEY

CATHIE RYAN

RAY NIETO

ROBERT HUDSON

TERRY GUSTAVSON

CHRIS MATTHEWS

BILLY FOX

CHUCK ERLY

 Bruce Kaspari

CHARLES D. (CHUCK) ERLY

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April 22, 1943 - May 7, 2018 

  

Chuck was born April 22, 1943 in Elko, NV and was the third of five children. At age of 17 he joined the Marine Corps where he completed 3 voluntary tours in Vietnam. During that time he earned his GED, became a linguist in Vietnamese; a skilled mechanic and a helicopter gunner. He also gained a sense of pride in his country and himself which he carried throughout the rest of his life. After finishing his time in the Marine Corps he met the love of his life and he proposed just three weeks later. Just shy of four months after their chance meeting the two were married. This October 23rd the two would have celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. The two had three children together, Christopher and twins Sara and Kate. While raising their children Chuck tried to instill in them a sense of loyalty and compassion as well as an understanding that people should always strive to pass their good fortunes along to others in the hopes of making the world a better place. He also believed that life is an adventure that is best lived through real life experiences. After retirement Chuck traveled with his wife, Nancy, for a decade seeing and experiencing all that they could and sharing those adventures with their children whenever possible. As the “Tin Can Travelers”, as they affectionately called themselves, they lived out their lifelong dream of being full-timers, in their motorhome they took the opportunity to meet new friends, see new places, and experience every adventure life had to offer. After 10 years of travel, Chuck and Nancy decided to settle back down and moved to Elk Grove where he was an active member in the community volunteering with the local blood center, food bank and helping with community organizations such as the Mustard Seed School. Chuck was also an active member in the Elk Grove Detachment 1238, Marine Corps League.

BILLY FOX

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March 8, 1923 - February 10,2018 


Bill left this earth peacefully on February 10, 2018. He leaves behind his wife Nancy, daughter Jerri Classen (Dan Classen), stepsons Rick and Dan Maxfield and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

This will be very amateurish because I have never done anything like it before. As all my friends know I was born March 8, 1923. I have a good life even after surviving thirty three surgeries, some minor, some major but I survived them all. My mother, whom I adored all my life, died when she was ninety two, my sister and brother passed in their eighties. No need to go into my history but will say my mother could not support we three properly, so we went to the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Children’s Home in Knightstown, Indiana in 1934, the height of the Depression. I graduated from the high school there in 1941. My brother, Raymond and I joined the Marine Corps July 28, 1942, we were in a Service and Supply outfit, did duty at New Caledonia, Guadalcanal and Okinawa. We were best of friends in civilian life but could not sleep in the same tent in the Marines. He went home shortly after the war but I had to stay until November of 1945, thirty-five months overseas for me. Raymond worked at a GM plant in Anderson, Indiana thirty years. I became a printer and worked thirty years at the Sacramento Bee, 1960-1990. I am still in touch with several very good friends from the Bee as well as in the Marine Corps League. These friends mean so much to me and although I don’t see all of them often we keep in touch and share some laughs as we did years ago. My newer good friends keep in touch by having brunch/breakfast now and then. I would name some of them, but I know I would forget some so will not write any on this. They all know who they are because I tell them I love them and vice versa when we do meet. I am happy to say I have more friends, (very good friends) now than any other time in my life and I want them to know, as I have told each one, that I love everyone of them very much. I think they know I would do anything I could for any of them if need be. I have had a very good life and am ready to go with my mom whenever it is my time, sometimes, I wish it was soon. But then I think of the fun I will miss by not being with you people any more. So when you get word I have left this world, please don’t fret or be unhappy because I will be happily waiting for all of you so we can get our fun going again!  Billy was an active member in the Elk Grove Detachment 1238, Marine Corps League.