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Message from the Commandant

Welcome to the Wood County Marine Corps League Detachment.  We are also known as the Shane L. Goldman Marine Corps League Detachment #1278, in honor of our fallen Marine brother.


I want to personally thank you for interest in our Detachment and invite you to come to one of our meetings or any of our events.  When you attend, I would like the honor to meet you and be able to introduce you to our members.


We are an active Detachment that strives to uphold our Marine Corps League Mission.  We take pride in serving our Marines and Veteran's throughout their lives and beyond.  We begin our age of service to our local children through Toys for Tots.  Then, we serve our veterans throughout their adult years by supporting them as they serve our country, golf tournament as we gather as a family, Veteran's Day Parade, Veteran's Ball and Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, fishing and hunting trips, our Krodel Nursing Home Mission Project and Wreaths Across America. Our Mission is:


“Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.”


We strive to serve in any capacity that we are needed and take great pride in helping our veterans and their families. We place a special emphasis on serving our citizens of Wood County but are eager to serve those that are in need while upholding our Mission Statement.  I want to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to come and meet with us and become a part of our Detachment.  Keep in mind that it is not required that you be a Marine. We welcome all veterans, their families and those that are willing to uphold our Mission Statement.


God Bless each one of you,


Kelly Smith


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