2013 Events




Lost Medals of WWII Marine Returned to Family 2013

Frankfort, Kentucky; August 29, 2013: Among the statuary shadows of great Kentuckians within the rotunda of the Kentucky State Capitol, the World War II medals, rank insignia, uniform accoutrements, and other items reflective of a career of great accomplishment, both as a Marine and as a civilian, were returned to the family of the late LtCol Roy H. Owsley, USMC (Ret) by Todd Hollenbach, IV., Kentucky State Treasurer.



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43rd Higgins Memorial Mess Night 2013
Distinguished "Kentucky Marine" Welcomed Home as Guest of Honor at 43rd Annual Higgins Memorial Mess Night at Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky; April 27, 2013: With the words "I find this beef to be tasty and fit for human consumption," Marine officer candidates, active duty Marines and Marine Corps veterans, as well as some special guests, once again came together to enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner at the Crowne Plaza Lexington (The Campbell House) in celebration of the 43rd renewal of the Colonel William R. "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night, hosted by the Officer Selection Station (OSS) Cincinnati and OSS Lexington, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville (MCRSL). 



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LAFC "Patriot Award" 2013
Kentucky Marine Recruiter Honored by Louisville Armed Forces Committee with 2013 "Patriot Award"

Louisville, Kentucky; May 17, 2013:  Staff Sergeant Douglas Sholl, USMC, Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge, Marine Corps Recruiting Station Louisville, Louisville Substation, Louisville, Kentucky, was honored with a Louisville Armed Forces Committee (LAFC) "Patriot Award" during its annual Armed Forces Day dinner at the Galt House Hotel and Suites (Archibald Cochran Room).



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Statue Honors Fallen Marine 2013
Florida Sculptor Honors Memory of Fallen Kentucky Marine Comrade with Statue Presentation to Family

Louisville, Kentucky; May 20, 2013: In a prelude to Memorial Day, Marines from the Louisville area gathered together to honor the memory of a fallen comrade, whose body was never recovered during the Vietnam War, through the formal presentation of a life size sculpted bust modeled from a boot camp photograph.



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Patriots Peace Memorial Enshrinement 2013
Louisville Marine Enshrined Memorial Day 2013 Patriots Peace Memorial

Louisville, Kentucky; May 27, 2013:  Each year on Memorial Day, military personnel with Kentucly connections, who have died in the line of duty but not as a result of hostile enemy actions, are remembered during ceremonies at the Patriots Peace Memorial (PPM), located on the banks of the Ohio River.   Memorialized this year was Sgt Cory A. Adkins, USMC of Louisville, Kentucky.



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238th USMC Anniversary Celebrations 2013
Marine Corps Birthday Celebrations 2013 Unique and Varied Throughout Kentucky
Louisville, Lexington, Fort Knox, Kentucky; November 8 - 11, 2013:  Marines throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky celebrated the 238th anniversary of the founding of the United States Marine Corps, with a traditional Kentucky bourbon breakfast, formal balls, and a nursing home cake cutting ceremony, all of which focused on and reinforced the guidance offered to us by MajGen John A. Lejeune, USMC, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps.



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Bassett Tribute Supports IMSFF 2013
Kentucky Marines Honor Ted Bassett Through $60,000 Challenge Grant To Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund

Lexington, Kentucky; November 8, 2013: At the conclusion of the annual Kentucky Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at the Thoroughbred Club of America (Keeneland), Mr. James E. (Ted) Bassett III, Chairman, Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK), was almost rendered speechless, but not quite, as he was presented with a $30,000 check payable to the Semper Fi Fund, representing donations from Kentucky Marines, as a tribute to his longstanding service and leadership within the statewide Marine Corps community and support of the Marine Corps nationally.




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