Col Robert V. Evans, Jr., USMCR (Ret) Honored with 2013 Rodney Williams, Jr Memorial Award

Robert V. Evans, Jr. RWMA 2013

Lexington, Kentucky, April 27, 2013: Presented annually at the Officer Selection Officer (OSO) Colonel William "Rich" Higgins Memorial Mess Night/Dining-In to an individual selected by the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) Board of Directors, who has demonstrated exemplary community leadership and commitment, with a long history of dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The presentation of a personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque was made by Mr. Stanley H. Jones, Vice President, MCCCK and Mr. Ed Armento, Secretary, MCCCK, to Robert V. Evans, Jr., Colonel, USMCR (Ret), of Frankfort, Kentucky.

Following his 1958 graduation from Miami University (Ohio), which he attended on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship, Col Robert V. Evans, Jr. accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corps and was subsequently designated a Naval Aviator in 1960 at Pensacola, Florida. Having served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor at Naval Air Station Pensacola and later as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War (1963, 1967), he was assigned as Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, from which he transitioned to an active reserve status from 1969 to 1984.

While continuing in a reserve capacity, Col Evans served in a number of command billets, to include Commanding Officer of Marine Observation Squadron 4 (1976), Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 49 (1977-1979), and Officer-in-Charge of the Cincinnati Mobilization Station (1980-1983), attaining the rank of colonel prior to his retirement. During his reserve service, he earned a graduate degree at Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law (1975).

In 2007, he enthusiastically embraced the restructuring of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) by becoming one of the very first individuals to affiliate as a charter member. Elected to the MCCCK Board of Directors in 2007, he has continued to serve his fellow Marines with class and distinction. During 2008, he voluntarily provided financial advice and valuable guidance in his capacity as treasurer of the 2008 “Salute to the Legends of the Corps,” through which $250,000 was raised by the MCCCK in support of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF). Subsequently, he assisted in the establishment and organization of the Presley N. O’Bannon Detachment of the Marine Corps League at Frankfort, Kentucky. He is an annual sponsor of the “Outstanding Junior Officer Candidate Award,” presented at the Col William “Rich” Higgins Memorial Mess Night.

Mindful of the importance of “family’ to Marine Corps veterans and organizations within Kentucky, Col Evans  is a generous supporter of various charitable causes affecting Marines, such as the Montford Point Marine Association scholarship initiative within the local African-American community at Louisville, Kentucky; Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, through which he honors the service of his fellow Marines by helping to educate their children; IMSFF, which provides vital assistance to Marines who have been wounded or severely injured during combat operations; and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation (Semper Fidelis Society), through which he participates in the preservation of the history, traditions, and culture of the Marine Corps for the benefit of present day scholars, as well as future generations of Americans.

In his retirement, he has remained connected to his beloved Corps through active and benevolent membership in the Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Aviation Association, Toys for Tots, Marine Corps Combat Helicopter Association, Wounded Warrior Project, and the Military Officers Association of America (Bluegrass Chapter).

Values and principles forged by his Marine Corps experience continued to serve him well, during a very successful career in banking and finance, where he was greatly respected by all those with whom he worked, counseled, and assisted. Often described by those who know him well, as a consummate gentleman, Col Evans continues to conduct himself with honor and integrity, earning the well-deserved respect of the Marine Corps community in Kentucky.

 

Mary K. Broussard RWMA 2009
LtCol Mary K. Broussard receives 2009 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 3, 2009: Mary K. Broussard, Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR (Ret), of Louisville, Kentucky, honored with 2009 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for years of dedicated and selfless service to Toys for Tots (Louisville Metropolitan Area), as well as central roles in the establishment of Women Marines Association, Louisville Chapter and founding of Patriots Peace Memorial at Louisville, Kentucky.

Brad S. Alsop MCCCK - IMSFF Award 2008
Brad S. Alsop recognized for unique IMSFF support

 Lexington, Kentucky, May 23, 2008: Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK) paid special tribute at the 2008 "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" to Brad S. Alsop, for his consecutive daily running of 131 marathons (26.2 miles) from July 4, 2007 (Independence Day) to November 11, 2007 (Veterans Day) to raise awareness and funding for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (IMSFF).

Mary K. Broussard Toys for Tots Award 2007

Quantico, VA: LtCol Mary K. Broussard, USMCR (Ret) has been named 2007 Toys for Tots Foundation, Region II, Local Community Organization "Coordinator of the Year." LtCol Broussard has long been active with Toys for Tots in the Kentuckiana area, devoting much of her time to this worthy cause.

Allen D. Broussard RWMA 2007
Maj Allen D. Broussard receives 2008 Rodney Williams Jr. Memorial Award

Louisville, Kentucky, April 5, 2008:  Allen D. Broussard, Major, USMC (Ret), of Louisville, Kentucky, recognized for many years of service to his fellow Marines with the 2008 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award, for leadership roles in Marine Corps League, Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Patriots Peace Memorial, and devotion to deceased Marine Corps veterans through rendering of formal burial honors.

James E. (Ted) Bassett III Navy Public Service Award 2007
James E. (Ted) Bassett III receives Department of the Navy Award

Lexington, Kentucky, November 10, 2007: On the 232nd birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, Saturday, November 10, 2007, Keeneland Association, Inc. board member and decorated World War II veteran James E. (Ted) Bassett III was presented with the Department of the Navy "Superior Public Service Award." It is the second-highest civilian honor bestowed by the Department of the Navy and recognizes significant contributions by a civilian to the Navy, Marine Corps or entire Department of the Navy.