Singleton Detachment Officers and Appointees for 2013-14
Commandant – Al DeWitt; Senior Vice – Bill Colvard, Jr.;Junior Vice – Joe Tiscia; Judge Advocate – James Kern;Junior Past Commandant – John Heinz; Adjutant – Terry Gannon; Paymaster Temp. – James Kern; Chaplain – Alfred M. Rome, Jr.; Sgt at Arms – Harry Graham; Detachment Piper – Gordon L. Abernathie; Web Sgt – Nate Hunter; Newsletter editor –Nate Hunter; Historian – TBD; and Marine Corps Ball 2013 – Joe Tiscia.
We were very busy in October and November with several events and fundraisers. In this newsletter I will be highlighting a few of the events we were a part of since our last meeting. These events are also featured on our website www.mcldet476.com and the website has a link to our Facebook page which also has photos of these events in the photos section of the Facebook page. The Color Guard marched at the Bolton vs Bartlett Game on 18 October 2013 and several members were present who helped raise funds for Toys-for-Tots. The Color Guard even made the front page of the Bartlett Express the next week!
Vietnam Traveling Wall
The photo above was taken after the wreath laying ceremony and dedication of The Vietnam Traveling Wall on 23 Oct 2013 in Munford, TN. Several League members were in Munford, TN at this event each day promoting the Marine Corps and our Detachment. The Vietnam Wall was in Munford from 23 Oct to 27 Oct. Also, Jim Brown, Al DeWitt, Jim Kern, and Charles Henderson performed a flag folding ceremony and presented the Mayor of Munford, TN the flag. (see photo below) The SWKS Pipes & Drums played several patriotic songs for the many attendees. Captain Roy Cash “ USN Retired” was the guest speaker. It was a great event and a great day!
Lt. Dan Band Concert for Christian Brown
On 2 Nov 2013, several League members were present at the Lt Dan Band benefit concert for Christian Brown. The concert was great according to all who were able to attend and there were even rumors that Jim Kern was bustin’ a few moves on the dance floor at the concert! What a great event!
Sgt W.K. Singleton Det 476 – USMC 238th Birthday Ball
Lots of hard work went into making the USMC 238th Birthday Ball a success for all of the members of Detachment 476 and others in attendance. The Ball took place on 9 Nov 2013 at The Racquet Club and the food was excellent. Several guest were present: – Diane Hight – Forever Young – Guest Chaplain LCMDR Tim Foster “USN Retired” – The Singleton Family – Several other member’s guest. We would like to say a special thanks to Joe Tiscia and all of the volunteers who helped make the Birthday Ball a success! Semper Fi to all!
“Forever Young” Veterans Day Celebration
On 10 Nov 2013, Diane Hight with Forever Young along with several other groups including our Detachment held a Veterans Day Remembrance and Celebration on The Square in Collierville, TN. There were at least six (6) WWII Veterans in attendance that beautiful Sunday afternoon. Some of the WWII Veterans wore their original uniforms and a folded flag was presented to one of the WWII Veterans.
2013 Calendar of Events
19 NOV. – 1900 – Sgt WKS MCL DET 476 Monthly Meeting – Highland Heights Presbyterian Church
23 & 24 NOV. – 0900 to 1600 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Kroger 540 S Mendenhall ste 16 Memphis, TN 38117 (Mendenhall & Sanderlin area). The POC is Jim Kern 683-2226.
28 NOV. – THANKSGIVING DAY
30 NOV. & 1 DEC. – 0900 to 1500 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Walmart in West Memphis, AR 798 W Service Rd West Memphis, AR 72301. The POC is Jim Kern 683-2226.
7 DEC. – PEARL HARBOR DAY
7 & 8 DEC. – 0800 to 1500 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Cracker Barrel (2 locations) 6081 Shelby Oaks Dr Memphis, TN 38134 (Near Sycamore View & I40) & 9649 Davies Plantation Rd Lakeland, TN 38002 (near Canada Rd & I40 exit 20). The POC is Jim Kern 683-2226.
13 DEC. – 0900 to 1500 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – “The Rebel” Radio Station & Jimmy Gray Chevrolet in Southaven, MS.
14 & 15 DEC. – 0900 to 1600 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Kroger 676 N Germantown Pkwy Cordova, TN (@ Germantown & Trinity Rd). The POC is Jim Kern 683-2226.
20 DEC. – 0900 to 1500 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Humdingers Restaurant at Poplar & Massey. The POC is Skip Funk.
21 & 22 DEC. – 0800 to 1500 – Toys-for-Tots Fundraiser – Cracker Barrel (2 locations) 6081 Shelby Oaks Dr Memphis, TN 38134 (Near Sycamore View & I40) & 9649 Davies Plantation Rd Lakeland, TN 38002 (near Canada Rd & I40 exit 20). The POC is Jim Kern 683-2226.
17 DEC. – 1900 – Sgt WKS MCL DET 476 Monthly Meeting – Highland Heights Presbyterian Church
??? DEC. – Detachment Christmas Party
24 DEC. – CHRISTMAS EVE
25 DEC. – CHRISTMAS DAY
30 JUL. – 10 AUG. 2014 – MCL National Convention – Charleston, WV
Sgt Walter K Singleton MCL Det 476 Pipes & Drum Corps Report
The Sgt Walter K Singleton MCL Det 476 Pipes and Drums meet for practice on Thursdays at 5pm at Bartlett Baptist Church on Yale and Kirby-Whitten. Anyone who is interested please come by and join us! We are always in need of help and feel free to call me on my cell phone at 412-6846 if you have any questions.
- Gordon DOC Abernathie
- Pipe Major