From the Commander – Joe Korting
October surpassed any exceptions that I could of imagined. Our post received a grant from Ohio AMVETS Charities to repair and resurface our parking lot. We owe gratitude to everyone working behind the seen for making this happen.
Green space I mentioned in September is still in progress. Local store has submitted a grant that would complete this project when approved.
VA Hospital Chillicothe is still on lock down. Do to an uptick in COVID. Our Board of Trustees have approved additional funding for a special Halloween diner and party for our shut in veterans. It’s been over two years since we were allowed to visit.
The last week in September we were able to provide a second shipment to Eastern Kentucky flood victims.
As I have mentioned in the past AMVETS has an ongoing alliance with Saints Alive and HD Supply, providing food clothing and supplies to our less fortunate.
In closing, I would say Thank You and God Bless for everything you have and will accomplish.
Commander, AMVETS POST 1928
FROM THE 1ST Vice Commander – Bryan Brumfield
With the Holiday Season upon us, I would like to take some time to reflect on the positive aspect of our post. The amount of community service our post handles from helping the flood victims in Kentucky to the veterans at the VA hospital in Chillicothe Ohio. The impact we are making is felt much wider than just the four walls of Amvets Post 1928 and I’m grateful to everyone involved. During the meeting last month it was mentioned that the Life Time Membership cost would be increasing from the $250 dollar amount. I have not been informed as to what it will be changed to yet, but I would highly recommend signing up for the lifetime membership before the cost is confirmed.
Steps for Processing a New Member
1. New Member Submits Application
2. The application is reviewed and voted on during the AMVETS monthly meeting (2nd Tuesday of every month)
3. 1st Vice submits the application on the AMVETS website
4. The District Office will finalize the request and will mail the new member his/her membership card to the home of record that was provided by the member of the application.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: It can take upwards of a month to process a new member’s paperwork based on when the application was submitted. If you have not received your membership card 60 days after submitting the paperwork please leave a note in my mailbox or email “OH1928membership@yahoo.com” and I will contact the district office. For members who are coming up on renewal for 2023, the membership cards are mailed to the post before the end of the 2022 fiscal membership year.
Important Note in History:
11/10 US Marine Corps Established
11/11 Veteran’s Day/WWI Armistice Signed (1918)
11/23 USCG Women Reserve (SPAR’s) Established (1942)
11/21 Grenada Campaign Ended (1983)
Thank you for your support to the AMVET’s Post 1928,
Commander 1st Vice
FROM THE 2nd Vice – Thomas Wirth
Did you know?
Eleven percent of veterans are women. 5.9 million veterans served during the Vietnam War. Approximately 8 million veterans served during the Gulf War era andl of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 240,000 were still alive as of 2021.
Source- History.com 2022
Three Year Trustee – Kevin Lyons
Hello everyone, I just wanted to take this opportunity to officially introduce myself. My name is Kevin Lyons and I am the new three year trustee. I had the pleasure of serving in the U.S. Army Reserve for a little over 6 years. I never had to deploy overseas but I have seen first hand the major sacrifices those who have, including their families and loved ones. I feel incredibly lucky to have led the life I have lived and I feel that it is not only my duty but an honor to give back to those that have given so much.
I look forward to getting to know and work with you all.
Kevin Lyons, 3 Year Trustee
The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible for the security of the ship and its crew by conducting offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions and defending the ship’s officers from mutiny; to the latter end, their quarters on the ship were often strategically positioned between the officers’ quarters and the rest of the vessel. Continental Marines manned raiding parties, both at sea and ashore. America’s first amphibious assault landing occurred early in the Revolutionary War on 3 March 1776 as the Marines gained control of Fort Montagu and Fort Nassau, a British ammunition depot and naval port in New Providence, the Bahamas. The role of the Marine Corps has expanded significantly since then; as the importance of its original naval mission declined with changing naval warfare doctrine and the professionalization of the naval service, the Corps adapted by focusing on formerly secondary missions ashore. The Advanced Base Doctrine of the early 20th century codified their combat duties ashore, outlining the use of marines in the seizure of bases and other duties on land to support naval campaigns.
Throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, Marine detachments served aboard Navy cruisers, battleships, and aircraft carriers. Marine detachments served in their traditional duties as a ship’s landing force, manning the ship’s weapons and providing shipboard security. Marine detachments were augmented by members of the ship’s company for landing parties, such as in the First Sumatran expedition of 1832, and continuing in the Caribbean and Mexican campaigns of the early 20th centuries. Marines developed tactics and techniques of amphibious assault on defended coastlines in time for use in World War II. During World War II, marines continued to serve on capital ships. They often were assigned to man anti-aircraft batteries.
In 1950, President Harry Truman responded to a message from U.S. Representative Gordon L. McDonough. McDonough had urged President Truman to add Marine representation on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. President Truman, writing in a letter addressed to McDonough, stated that “The Marine Corps is the Navy’s police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin’s.” McDonough then inserted President Truman’s letter, dated 29 August 1950, into the Congressional Record. Congressmen and Marine organizations reacted, calling President Truman’s remarks an insult and demanding an apology. Truman apologized to the Marine commandant at the time, writing, “I sincerely regret the unfortunate choice of language which I used in my letter of August 29 to Congressman McDonough concerning the Marine Corps.” While Truman apologized for his metaphor, he did not alter his position that the Marine Corps should continue to report to the Navy secretary. He made amends only by making a surprise visit to the Marine Corps League a few days later, when he reiterated, “When I make a mistake, I try to correct it. I try to make as few as possible.” He received a standing ovation.
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. marines of “G” Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in action during Operation Allen Brook in South Vietnam, 1968 The Marine Corps served in the Vietnam War, taking part in such battles as the Battle of Hue and the Battle of Khe Sanh in 1968. Individuals from the USMC generally operated in the Northern I Corps Regions of South Vietnam. While there, they were constantly engaged in a guerrilla war against the Viet Cong, along with an intermittent conventional war against the North Vietnamese Army, this made the Marine Corps known throughout Vietnam and gained a frightening reputation from the Viet Cong. Portions of the Corps were responsible for the less-known Combined Action Program that implemented unconventional techniques for counter-insurgency and worked as military advisers to the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps. Marines were withdrawn in 1971 and returned briefly in 1975 to evacuate Saigon and attempt a rescue of the crew of the SS Mayaguez. Vietnam was the longest war up to that time for the Marines; by its end, 13,091 had been killed in action, 51,392 had been wounded, and 57 Medals of Honor had been awarded. Because of policies concerning rotation, more marines were deployed for service during Vietnam than World War II. While recovering from Vietnam, the Corps hit a detrimental low point in its service history caused by courts-martial and non-judicial punishments related partially to increased unauthorized absences and desertions during the war. Overhaul of the Corps began in the late 1970s, discharging the most delinquent, and once the quality of new recruits improved, the Corps focused on reforming the non-commissioned officer Corps, a vital functioning part of its forces.