PHOTOS

UPDATE:  8 AUGUST 2022

 

We were recently informed of the passing of MSgt Master Sergeant Lynn Davis Mattocks, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired); father of our Detachment Judge Advocate Tom Mattocks.  MSgt Mattocks passed away on 24 July 2022 and has gone to "guard Heaven's Scenes."

 

26 MARCH 2022

 

NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

HOSTED BY THE TOWN OF MURRIETA
 

By Larock Benford

 

Every year on 29 March, our country observes National Vietnam War Veterans Day.  Yesterday, we commemorated the 50th anniversary.
 

This holiday celebrates all Vietnam War Veterans, making no distinctions between those who served in-country, in-theater or who were stationed elsewhere.  

 

On 26 March 2022 (Sat), I had the opportunity to represent Southwest Riverside County Marine Corps League (MCL) Detachment 1057 at the City of Murrieta, CA's event recognizing our Vietnam Veterans.  

 

I was able to shake hands with all the recipients recognized; especially, my fellow MCL members, Raul "Ron" Brown, Ken Lepore, Ed Wiggs, & the proud member  of the 1st Bn 9th Marine's "Walking Dead" Doc Rod Fink.  
 

Special thanks to John Z. Hernandez of the VFW & MilVet's Raven Leigh Hilden & others for putting on this event along side the cities of Murrieta & Temecula, & their Mayors Jonathan Ingram & Matt Rahn, respectively.  

 

Photos courtesy of MCL Det 1057's Rita Nastri.

UPDATE:  29 January 2022 

MONTHLY MEETING

 

We recognized Ed and Sandra Wiggs for their many years of volunteering in support of fundraising for our Detachment.  
 

Ed was awarded with the MCL Distinguished Service Medal, and Sandra was awarded the MCL Distinguished Citizen Award by our Det. Commandant, Mike Frazier. 


Jim Maloney becomes a Life Member.  
 

AND -- We finally added pics of our last Toys For Tots (T4T) drive from December 2021.  


We also swore in the Detachment Leadership and Officers to serve for another year. 
 
Congrats to Ed, Sandra, and Jim, along with our Detachment Leaders and Officers!

On 13 January 2022, the 11th Marine Regiment hosted the Saint Barbara's Day Celebration at the Camp Pulgas gun park.  Our very own Commandant, Mike Frazier  was there to celebrate with the regiment along with many other Veterans and Retirees.  

 

 

 

See below for our latest activities at monthly meetings, celebrating the 246th Marine Corps Birthday, Veterans Day Parade and welcoming our newest members. 

SEE SGTMAJ (USMC, RET.) LAROCK BENFORD?

 

MCL Detachment 1057 joins Temecula VFW for Annual "DI Call," 4-5 June 2021. 

 

MCL Det. 1057 member and Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Larock Benford competes in a cadence call event at the Temecula Valley VFW Post 4089.  

 

The competitors demonstrated their skills in manual of arms, the "Rusty Hat" cadence calling contest, storytelling, along with judging various drill instructor displays of yesteryear. 

 

This event also hosted a historical display of a World War Two-era Willy's Jeep, along with a number of fundraising activities supported by a team golf competition, along with auctions and raffles of special Marine Corps-themed items.  

 

MCL Detachment 1057 joins Temecula VFW for Annual "DI Call," 4-5 June 2021.

 

Former Marine Corps Drill Instructors, members of MCL Det 1057 and VFW Post 4089, stand together in a group photo, marking the end of the annual event.

 

This event served as a reunion amongst former drill instructors who now reside in Riverside and San Diego Counties.  As they gathered, for a moment, these Marine Corps veterans were transported back to their time, serving at the recruit depot, making raw civilians into United States Marines. 

 

DETACHMENT OF THE YEAR

 

at 2015 Department of California MCL

 

On June 27, 2015, Detachment meeting we celebrated our award with a cake cutting!

 

31 May 2014

 

MajGen Lawrence D.Nicholson,

 

Commanding General,

 

1st Marine Division,

 

visited Detachment 1057.

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2012, Visit from

 

Major General Ronald L. Bailey,

 

Commanding General, 1st Marine Division