History Of Suicide Charley

On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line.


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Mess Night PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Haines   
Saturday, 07 March 2015 15:28

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation put on a mess night last night in New York City at an Italian rifle club, the evening included a shooting competition which was held in the basement shooting lanes of the club, many serviceman from all branches and wars were in attendance to include The guest of honor Owen West son of Bihng West and a very special appearance by Major General Ray " E-Tool" Smith. Good times where had by all and encourage donations to this foundation it benefits the future of servicemen and women's children and their educations. Or just attend one of the events to experience the comradery and brotherhood of your fellow war fighters.

The mission:

Since 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has been Honoring Marines by Educating Their Children. The Nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Scholarship Foundation pays particular attention to those students whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat or has demonstrated financial need.

If you would like to donate to this awesome organization please visit: https://my.mcsf.org/2014/donate

Donations to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation honor America's Marines, Navy Corpsmen, and the sacrifices of their families. Your donation can pay tribute to someone especially important to you – just designate your gift 'In Honor of' or ‘In Memory of’ of an individual or organization below. You can also designate your donation to honor wounded or fallen Marines through our Heroes Tribute Scholarship Program.

Relief, appointment ceremony welcomes new Sgt. Maj. for ‘First Team’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 January 2015 11:39

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Columns of Marines stood at the position of attention at Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field, Jan. 9, 2015, with sunlight glinting off their ribbons and badges. They stood in formation representing the Marines of 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment during the relief and appointment ceremony of their sergeant major.
Sgt. Maj. Chasen E. Getty passed the non-commissioned officer's sword off to Sgt. Maj. Michael E. Cedeno signifying the symbolic change of senior leadership for 1/7.
“It’s bittersweet,” Getty said. “Especially going through everything with the battalion, like our deployment among other things.”
Getty assumed command as battalion sergeant major for 1/7 in March 2013 and deployed with the battalion to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom later that year.
“It’s hard leaving but change is good for everyone, and now it’s time for Sgt. Maj. Cedeno to take charge and lead these Marines,” Getty said.
Marines, sailors of ‘First Team’ welcome new battalion commander PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 December 2014 13:33
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - A light breeze blows across Lance Cpl. Torrey L. Gray Field. Marines and their families greet one another as they enter the bleachers. Across the field, the band plays in preparation for the battalion to march. Soft rays of sunshine beam down on them, illuminating their instruments.
Lt. Col. Seth E. Yost, battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment relinquished command to Lt. Col. David J. Hart during a change of command ceremony, Dec. 4, 2014.
“It was a privilege to command such a tremendous battalion whose legacy is built around phenomenal Marines like Chesty Puller and John Basilone,” Yost, a native of Wellsboro, Pa., said. “To stand in the ranks where those men stood and with the warriors that we have today it’s just been an incredible honor and a tremendous experience.” 
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