mARINE cORPS lEAGUE - aWARDED THE "pLATNUM sEAL OF tRANSPARENCY FROM gOLDSTAR FOR 2018
Columbia River Detachment was awarded 1st Place in the National MCL Newsletter Competition for 2019 at the National Convention. The award is in the Company Size Detachment Category.
At the end of my two-year tenure as your Commandant, I want to say it was a pleasure serving, in spite of all the problems we have faced due to COVID-19. Both my wife and I have had our COVID vaccines and experienced no ill side-effects. I hope you and your spouses have gotten yours as well. That is how we will protect our families from this pandemic.
I attended the Dept. of Washington MCL Staff meeting in Yakima representing our detachment ans was accompained by Bill Hauser, Rex Hopper and John Stofiel. It was a good meeting with excellent camaraderie.
On 24 April 2021, Ron Brandon and I presented a Distinguished Service Award to Fox's Car Wash and Fuel. Erica and Michael Fox have provided positive suppoet to Clark County Veterans in need. This is highly appreciated, not only by the Veterans organizations they have offered this to but also those Veterans who are in need of support.
I was part of a group of Veterans that assembled to help lower the damaged American flag at the Arco gas station at the corner of 78th St and St. Johns Rd. The owner then provided a new Flag for us to raise in its place. It was a beautiful sight to see the new colors, snapping in the wind!
Annual Installation and Awards Dinner - Saturday 15 May 2021 at the American Legion, Smith-Reynolds Post 14, 1600 Opening Ceremony. $25.00 per person. Please send check made out to CRD826MCL mailed by 8 May 2021 to:
John Stofiel, Adj/Paymaster, 6204 Kansas St., Vancouver, WA 98661-6924.
I see brighter skies ahead!
Lynn Bolte, Commandant
Columbia River Detachment