FREDERICK J. SEITZ HONORED WITH 2015 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD

Frederick J. Seitz RWMA 2015

Lexington, Kentucky, March 28, 2015: 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 to Mr. Frederick J. Seitz of Versailles, Kentucky.

Following his honorable service as a captain in the United States Marine Corps from 1969 – 1974, during which he piloted CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters in the Republic of Vietnam, Frederick J. Seitz embarked on a very successful career in the thoroughbred breeding and racing industries, through which he developed and nurtured many long-standing friendships. Like many of those who have undergone the “change that lasts forever,” his Marine Corps experience would leave an indelible mark on how he was to live his life. His many contributions to the thoroughbred racing industry were formally recognized in 1996-1997 by his election and installation as president of the Thoroughbred Club of America, as well as his 2001 election as president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association. 

Being an adoptive son of Kentucky, he silently partnered for many years in the financial support of a truly unique breakfast celebration at Lexington, Kentucky, commemorating the founding of the United States Marine Corps, so that active duty, reserve and veteran Marines could partake in a traditional complimentary observance of this most important event in Marine Corps history. As one of the original founders of this event in 1991, he continues to actively participate in ceremonies annually culminating in a traditional toast of fine Kentucky bourbon, surrounded by both young and old Marines, who share the core values of honor, courage and commitment, imbued in all who have served in the Marine Corps.

During his long association and support of the Marine Corps community in Kentucky, he has both championed and labored for the success of four separate “Salute to the Legends of the Corps” events held at Lexington, Kentucky for the benefit of the Marine Corps University Foundation and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.  For many years, he has actively supported the Col William R. “Rich” Higgins Memorial Mess Night, both through his generous donations and active participation, whether the event be held in Louisville or Lexington, thereby helping significantly to ensure its continuing success and annual renewal. 

Whenever there has been a call to assist a fellow Marine in need of support to help him or her through a crisis, he has stepped forward to contribute and has urged others to do likewise. Through his association with many in the thoroughbred racing industry, he has frequently hosted Marine Corps personnel - active, reserve and veteran - at Keeneland Race Course, where he serves as a director, in a gesture of gratitude and respect for their service. His hospitality and kindness toward his fellow Marines, both locally and nationally, have been exemplary.

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.