2011 Events

IMSFF $5000 Grant
Kentucky Marines Continue Support of Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund with Another $5,000.00 Grant

Simpsonville, Kentucky; December 16, 2011:  In a reaffirmation of support for wounded Marines nationwide, the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) continued its support of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF), with a $5,000 year-end grant made possible by the generosity of its members throughout the year.

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236th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2011
Kentucky Marines Celebrate Anniversary of Marine Corps at Multiple Balls, Breakfast, O'Bannon Grave, Former Commandant's Memorial, and "Tun Tavern Kentucky"

Lexington,  Louisville, and Fort Knox, Kentucky; November 2011: Once again, Marines throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky gathered together to commemorating the 236th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps. The traditions and customs of the Marine Corps in many ways define the Corps and set it apart from other military organizations.

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Kentucky Marine Receives Medal of Honor
Kentucky Marine Honored with Nation's Highest Award for Afghanistan Combat Valor

Washington, DC; September 15, 2011: President Obama will today award the Medal of Honor to Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer. In attendance will be a handful of soldiers and Marines who, one day in September 2009, were abandoned by their chain of command and relied on their own initiative to dislodge a fierce enemy. Their battle has entered military folklore and resulted not only in today's Medal of Honor but in two Navy Crosses, two investigations for dereliction of duty, three letters of severe reprimand, and a recommendation for a second Medal of Honor.

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41st Higgins Memorial Mess Night 2011
World War II Veteran with Legacy of Leadership and Achievement Adds Vintage "Swagger" to 41st Annual Higgins Memorial Mess Night at Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky; April 30, 2011: Marine officer candidates from Kentucky, southern Ohio and southern Indiana, converged on the Crowne Plaza Lexington (The Campbell House) to enjoy traditional Marine Corps camaraderie at the 41st renewal of the Colonel William R. "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night, hosted by the Officer Selection Stations (Cincinnati and Lexington), Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (MCRSL).

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Great American Brass Band Festival 2011
Bayonets and Brass: Silent Drill Platoon and Marine Corps Band Brass Choir Visit Kentucky; Wow Crowds at Great American Brass Band Festival

Danville, Kentucky; June 11, 2011: Thousands of spectators attending the 22nd Annual Great American Brass Band Festival in this beautiful small college town were treated to an unusual experience: the sound of silence amidst a diversity of brass musical performances.

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"Hail and Farewell" Tank Detachment Fort Knox 2011
"Hail and Farewell" to Marine Corps Tank Detachment Fort Knox - 35 Year Era of Excellence Ends with Impressive and Emotional Casing of Colors Ceremony

Fort Knox, Kentucky; May 5, 2011: As visitors from around the nation descended on nearby Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual running of the Kentucky Derby and all the local festivities surrounding this world renowned thoroughbred horse race, local Marines and Army colleagues solemnly gathered with heavy hearts to bid farewell to the Marine Corps Tank Detachment, which for 35 years has trained Marine Corps officers and enlisted personnel in armor associated skills.

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Rally Around Disabled "OIF" Veteran
Local Marines Answer Call of Wounded Warrior Regiment - Rally Around Disabled "Operation Iraqi Freedom" Combat Veteran

Glasgow, Kentucky; April 16-17, 2011: Active duty Marines and Marine Corps veterans responded to the call of SSgt Duane Cooke, U. S. Marine Corps, Wounded Warrior Regiment, District Injured Support Cell (Kentucky-Tennessee-West Virginia), to voluntarily assist in the modification of a deck, ramp, and stairs for a severely disabled Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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MPMA Scholarship Banquet 2011
Montford Point Marine Association Louisville Chapter #22 Hosts LtGen Ronald S. Coleman, USMC (Ret) at 7th Annual Covington - Hagan Scholarship Banquet

Louisville, Kentucky; March 19, 2011: In an effort to encourage the pursuit of higher education in the local African-American community, the Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA), Louisville Chapter #22, publicly recognized three (3) outstanding young students with Covington-Hagan Scholarships at its annual banquet.

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