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88th Dept. of NY Convention

88th Annual Convention of the Department of New York It is my honor and privilege to issue this official Call to Conventionsummoning the entire membership to attend our88th Annual Marine Corps League—Department of New YorkConvention in Syracuse, New York,6 June thru 8...

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74th Dept. of PA Convention

74th Annual Convention of the Department of Pennsylvania The 74th Annual Convention of the Department of Pennsylvania is scheduled to be held on June 19 to June 23, 2019 at the Ramada Greensburg Hotel and Conference Center. 100 Ramada Inn Drive, Greensburg PA. Phone...

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91st Dept. of NJ Convention

91st Department of New Jersey Convention The 91st Department of New Jersey Convention will be held at the Seaview Hotel and Golf Club on June 13th, 14th & 15th, located at 401 South New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey. All forms and information can be found at the...

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2019 Northeast Division Conference

2019 NED Conference The Division Conference will be held on April 5-6th, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Binghamtonlocated at 2-8 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. As you all know what to expect the forms and schedule can be downloaded from the links below. If there are...

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National Mid-Winter Conference

Mid-Winter is Coming! Are you ready for the Mid-Winter conference? Have you made your reservations and booked your travel and talked to all your friends that will be there? Have you registered for the conference and have you chosen your meals for the banquet? Did you...

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The NED has a new look.

The NED has a new look.

As with all things, there is change. Time leads to new things and changes to the way things function, feel, and look. So with this in mind we are doing some updating to our site with new function, look, and feel. As with everything change is not always something that...

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On behalf of James Powell and myself, we would like to wish all of the Marines & Associates in the Northeast Division and your families and Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Years! ...

On behalf of James Powell and myself, we would like to wish all of the Marines & Associates in the Northeast Division and your families and Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Years!

I had the pleasure of meeting Commandant Kelly when I was a Lieutenant at The Basic School. It was an awe inspiring experience to be in his presence.

That said, one of America's greatest patriots, the 28th commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen Paul Xavier "PX" Kelley, passed away on Dec 29th, 2019.

He was 91 years old.

General Kelley served as the Commandant from July 1, 1983, to June 30, 1987.

General Kelley’s service to his nation should come as no surprise given his family background: his father served in the Army and died in World War II; his sister was one of the first Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analysts; his brother attended the United States Naval Academy and later held a high position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and his daughter worked at the Pentagon and was a senior staffer on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Kelley served 37 years active duty in the Marine Corps. After his commission in 1950, he served as an infantry officer in a wide variety of billets. His first assignment after receiving his commission through Villanova College's Naval ROTC program was with Aircraft Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12) at Marine Corps Air Station Quantico, Virginia. He then served as an exchange officer with the Royal Marines.

He joined the Marine Force Reconnaissance community and served with distinction during the Vietnam War. Serving in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, Kelley commanded the 1st Marines, the last Marine regiment to see combat in Vietnam.

On July 1, 1981, Kelley was promoted to the rank of General, making him the youngest Marine ever to be promoted to 4-stars.

His final assignments were as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and then Commandant of the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1987.

One of the most memorable events of General Kelley's career occurred on the night he became the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

At the end of the ceremony, as General Kelley was escorting President Reagan off the parade grounds, they passed by the saluting Marines. President Reagan commented, "I wish I could return their salute."

General Kelley replied, "Mr. President, you are our Commander-In-Chief. That would be a very appropriate thing to do."

With this, the Presidential salute became commonplace.

General Kelley’s military decorations include Distinguished Service Medals from the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Air Force; the Silver Star Medal; three awards of the Legion of Merit; and two awards of the Bronze Star Medal. His foreign decorations include the Republic of Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with two palms and three gold stars, the Philippines Legion of Honor Medal, the Korean Order of Security Merit Tong II Medal, and the Republic of China Order of Resplendent Banner with Grand Cordon.

General Kelley served under three Presidents as Chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission. In this position he was responsible for the design and construction of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the legislation, construction and dedication of the National World War II Memorial.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kelley family.

Thank you for your service, sir. May you rest in peace.

Semper Fi!

Compiled by MSgt Rob Wilkins, USAF, Ret.
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On a personal note, I had the pleasure of meeting Commandant Kelly when I was a Lieutenant at TBS. It was awe inspiring to be in his presence.

On that note, one of America's greatest patriots, the 28th commandant of the US Marine Corps, Gen Paul Xavier "PX" Kelley, passed away on Dec 29th, 2019.

He was 91 years old.

General Kelley served as the Commandant from July 1, 1983, to June 30, 1987.

General Kelley’s service to his nation should come as no surprise given his family background: his father served in the Army and died in World War II; his sister was one of the first Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analysts; his brother attended the United States Naval Academy and later held a high position with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); and his daughter worked at the Pentagon and was a senior staffer on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Kelley served 37 years active duty in the Marine Corps. After his commission in 1950, he served as an infantry officer in a wide variety of billets. His first assignment after receiving his commission through Villanova College's Naval ROTC program was with Aircraft Engineering Squadron 12 (AES-12) at Marine Corps Air Station Quantico, Virginia. He then served as an exchange officer with the Royal Marines.

He joined the Marine Force Reconnaissance community and served with distinction during the Vietnam War. Serving in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, Kelley commanded the 1st Marines, the last Marine regiment to see combat in Vietnam.

On July 1, 1981, Kelley was promoted to the rank of General, making him the youngest Marine ever to be promoted to 4-stars.

His final assignments were as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and then Commandant of the Marine Corps until his retirement in 1987.

One of the most memorable events of General Kelley's career occurred on the night he became the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

At the end of the ceremony, as General Kelley was escorting President Reagan off the parade grounds, they passed by the saluting Marines. President Reagan commented, "I wish I could return their salute."

General Kelley replied, "Mr. President, you are our Commander-In-Chief. That would be a very appropriate thing to do."

With this, the Presidential salute became commonplace.

General Kelley’s military decorations include Distinguished Service Medals from the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Air Force; the Silver Star Medal; three awards of the Legion of Merit; and two awards of the Bronze Star Medal. His foreign decorations include the Republic of Vietnam Distinguished Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with two palms and three gold stars, the Philippines Legion of Honor Medal, the Korean Order of Security Merit Tong II Medal, and the Republic of China Order of Resplendent Banner with Grand Cordon.

General Kelley served under three Presidents as Chairman of the American Battle Monuments Commission. In this position he was responsible for the design and construction of the Korean War Veterans Memorial, and the legislation, construction and dedication of the National World War II Memorial.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kelley family.

Thank you for your service, sir. May you rest in peace.

Semper Fi!

Compiled by MSgt Rob Wilkins, USAF, Ret.
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Vets4Warriors

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Marine Corps League Library

There is now a new web site for forms and documents that we use all the time.
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It can also be reached by clicking the link below.

Dues Renewals and New Joins

Hey there hard chargers!

There is clarification and  updates on how this works. Get the Scuttlebutt at the link below and make sure you have the correct info.

For more information about the NorthEast Division!

We are one of the largest Divisions in the Marine Corps League. Please get a hold of us if you would like more infmormation on the happenings in our area.

Conferences and Gatherings will be posted as information is available.

Division Marines of the Year will be posted as information is available.

Division awards and certificates will be posted as information is available.