Welcome to Detachment #68
Since its charter on 11-Nov-1973 The General A.A. Vandegrift Detachment 068 has supported our Marines, FMF Corpsmen, local Veterans, their families and Youth through various programs and fund-raising events.
We are active in the community; involved in such events as Holiday/Veterans Parades; providing Color Guard/Honor Guard for our fallen Veterans, as well as assistance to our Veterans and their families during their time of need. Our members visit our Veterans at the local VA Extended Care Unit on a weekly basis and provide other assistance thru ice cream socials and meals at least once a month as supported by the VA Staff.
We work in conjunction with the local Marine Corps Recruiters and 4th ANGLICO, the local Marine Corps Reserve Unit to provide care packages as well as support in other forms for our Marines, FMF Corpsmen and Veterans who have served or are currently serving in areas of conflict around the globe.
MARINES CORPS LEAGUE HISTORY
The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen, who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune. It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country.
GENERAL A. A. VANDEGRIFT
Alexander Archer Vandegrift, CB, KBE (March 13, 1887 – May 8, 1973) wasa General in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in the first ground offensiveof World War II —Battle of Guadalcanal; for his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Vandegrift later served as the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps; and was the first U.S. Marine to hold the rank of four-star general while on active duty.
FAMILY & FRIENDS OF THE DETACHMENT
We would like to take a moment to recognize all those who help keep the Marine Corp League of Palm Beach County active and strong. From all of us here at PBMCL, we would like to say Thank You for all you do. Below is a link to all of our sponsors, please take a moment and look through them.