LtCol Mary K. Broussard, USMCR (Ret) honored by Toys for Tots Foundation

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. Although she has been assisted in her efforts by many Marine Corps reservists and veterans over the years, she has been largely responsible for the success of Toys for Tots in the Kentuckiana area, through her enthusiastic embrace of this wonderful cause and exemplary leadership. During the 2007 campaign, she was ably assisted by John Peyton and many dedicated volunteers. Through LtCol Broussard's efforts, and those who regularly assist her, such as the Marine Corps League, Kentuckiana Detachment #729, thousands of needy Kentuckiana children have received shiny new toys at Christmas, as a message of hope that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Congratulations to LtCol Mary K. Broussard, USMC (Ret) and those who labored with her on a job well done.

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.