PHILIP W. HUGHES HONORED WITH 2018 RODNEY WILLIAMS, JR. MEMORIAL AWARD

Philip W. Hughes RWMA 2018

Lexington, Kentucky; March 3, 2018: 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. Following a recitation of the below citation, a personalized engraved Marine Corps plaque was presented to Philip W. Hughes, Crestwood, Kentucky, by Col David J. Clement, USMCR (Ret), on behalf of the MCCCK.  

Following Following his honorable service to country and Corps from 1969 to 1975, as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, he embarked on an extraordinary career with the United Parcel Service, retiring as vice president of international customs operations for its worldwide airline component, based in Louisville, Kentucky. Unable to retire to a life of fly fishing and recreational travel, he fully embraced his Marine Corps roots and sought opportunities to serve his fellow veterans in a meaningful and an enjoyable capacity.  

As a charter member of the Marine Corps Coordinating Council of Kentucky (MCCCK), his enthusiastic approach to helping his fellow Marines was readily recognized in 2009, as he was elected by his fellow Marine Corps veterans to the first of four consecutive three year terms as a member of the MCCCK Board of Directors, on which he continues to serve. Always seeking opportunities to assist others, whether it be through financial or logistical support, as well as physical labor, he sought out and embraced the Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” program, volunteering many hours collecting, transporting, sorting, and distributing toys to underprivileged and needy children in a multi-county region surrounding Louisville, Kentucky. When others have balked at labor intensive distasteful chores, his questions have always been “What can I do to help?” and “Where do you need me?” 

Not satisfied with this truly important charitable endeavor of a seasonal nature, he explored other opportunities to serve fellow Marines and their families at a time of their passing. Affiliating himself with the Marine Corps League, he voluntarily returned to the rudiments of his drill field experience, by joining its burial honors detail program. It is through this activity that he is able to help families and friends cope with their grief over the loss of a loved one, as they witness the rendering of military honors either at a funeral home visitation or graveside rifle/flag presentation ceremony, each conducted with military decorum on behalf of a grateful nation.

His voluntary work as a Marine Corps veteran validates the training that all Marines undergo following their enlistment, during which all are exposed to the mantra that “Marines take care of their own.”

Charles H. Stallard RWMA 2011
Charles H. Stallard receives 2011 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, April 30, 2011: Charles H. Stallard, President, Montford Point Marine Association, Louisville Chapter and Vietnam veteran, honored with 2011 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for dedicated service to Marine Corps related activities and causes within Commonwealth of Kentucky, to include efforts to establish college scholarships in African - American community, support of Toys for Tots, liaison with Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Corps units at local high schools and support of minority recruiting.

Stanley H. Jones RWMA 2010
Stanley H. Jones receives 2010 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award

Lexington, Kentucky, May 8, 2010: Stanley H. Jones of Nicholasville, Kentucky, retired Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Keeneland association, Inc., Lexington, Kentucky, honored with 2010 Rodney Williams, Jr. Memorial Award for long time service to Marine Corps community in Kentucky, through his organizational efforts with multiple "Salute to the Legends of the Corps" events and annual Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast at Lexington, 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.