"Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war ... he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge ..." Psalm 144: 1 - 2
Great sadness reached us Sunday morning with news of the Passing of M.D. Partain long time member of our detachment and long time contributor to the state Marine Corps League. He will be sorely missed, Rest in Peace Devil Dog.
Services for M.D. will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 1100 hrs. at Tinkler Mission, 475 N Broadway Street,
Fresno, CA 93701.
Internment will be at Fresno Memorial Gardens at 175 S Cornelia Avenue
Fresno, CA 93706 (corner of Cornelia (I 80) and Whitesbride)
I know it’s been awhile since I updated you on the health issues of our fellow brethren and for that I make no excuses but before I do I have some good news. On Thursday January 31st Dennis and Sandy Smees became grandparents as their daughter Nicole gave birth to a healthy baby boy of 7lbs. and 13oz. whom her and her husband Tony Garcia have named Oliver.
Robert Cicero is scheduling surgery to address his blood circulation and his wife Doni Cicero is now in remission for her cancer. Meanwhile, Frank Scott has most of his cancer in remission but is receiving blood platelets in his fight against Leukemia. Richard and Audrey Mattern both went through successful surgeries although she is still battling cancer. Their son Richard Mattern also had surgery recently but is still having some issues with his health.
.Frank Di Bartolo is still receiving shots in one eye a couple times a week and is scheduled to have an implant that was put behind his eye removed on March 1st. His partner Peggy is still battling long time illness as is Lynne Sylvester and Susie Sarcovics.
Semper Fi, stay safe and may the supreme commander bless you all!
"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" ..... Eleanor Roosevelt
"To observe a Marine is inspirational, to be a Marine is exceptional" ..... GySgt Charles F. Wolf Jr.
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