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Underdogs: The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012

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1. Adjutant/Paymaster David Swickard has decided to discontinue the practice of publishing the detachment Minutes from the prior meeting.

2.TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting second Wednesday of every month.

3. We will be meeting, the third Thursday, at 1845 hours (6:45 PM) at: (BOT is considering other locations membership will be advised. Current (NEW) location is the Fiesta Guadalajara 1202 N. Jacob Alcott Way, Nampa 208-467-1548. A meal if desired, is available, please arrive early as to be done by meeting start.

Meetings have been suspended at the American Legion Hall, Meridian, ID. until further notice.

4. Detachment Newletter February 2022


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Staring with May 2013 the Minutes of monthly membership meeting have been posted here for all to view before the next meeting. (Web Sergeant)

Publishing of the TVD Meeting Minutes (have been discontinued by David Swickard Adjutant/Paymaster as of 16 September 2021)

2. Entered:  2 August 2021 To remove: 30 August 2021

Notice: The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.

Notice to all detachment members:

The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) will meet the second Wednesday from 1830 to 2000 at Commandant Crist’s home at 3742 E Huntly St., Meridian, ID. 83642. (Google directions before you head out.)   The primary purpose of the BOT meeting is to set the agenda for the next monthly meeting of the membership and continue Detachment business.  Members who want to submit an agenda item for the TVD membership meeting may either: PLEASE NOTE: There is a maximum ten minute limit on presentations. Five minute presentations are preferred.

  • OR:
  • Email your agenda item to the undersigned including complete: What, When, Where, Why, Who, and How information.  ([email protected])

The BOT meeting is for BOT members only and not the entire detachment. Members making presentations are only present during their presentation and not during the entire BOT meeting. NOTE: The BOT meeting is limited to 90 minutes, 1830 – 2000. It will start and end on time.  Accordingly, and for purposes of meeting management, please advise Commandant immediately if you intend to make a presentation.  If you do not notify me in advance you may not have the opportunity to make your presentation. Semper Fidelis, Chuck Crist  (C) 808-234-9646 or e-mail at [email protected]  Attn: Agenda items:

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Marines – The meeting time and location for the Detachment.

SUPPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE: NEW LOCATION Fiesta Guadalajara 1202 N. Jacob Alcott Way, Nampa 208-467-1548

We will be meeting the third Thursday, at 1900 hours (7 PM) at: The American Legion Hall  22 W. Broadway Meridian, ID

The monthly meetings are held at the American Legion Hall, lower floor in Meridian.  The 3rd Thursday of the month.  A meet and greet starts at 6:30 pm (1830) for the opportunity of camaraderie.  With the Business Meeting starting at 7 pm (1900) lasting no later then 8:30 pm (2030). This is the home of American Legion Post 113, and they have been extremely generous in allowing us to meet at this location.

This hall is located directly west, across Broadway Ave, from Meridian City Hall. If you know of someone who regularly attends meetings and does not get e-mails, please let them know of the location change as well.

Marines finding it hard to attend because of the long walk across the parking lot?  Now find it no problem, the Commandant has acquired a wheel chair which will be on call to transport you in.  Just call the Commandant 208-941-1390 from your car someone will come out and roll you into the meeting and return you after. It is now very easy to attend meetings, just call me.
Semper Fi
Walt Modler

TVD Meeting Site

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“I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the s**t out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the Godda**ed MARINES get all the credit!”

Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945 (The person it took a Marine to properly portray in the movie.)