Marine Corps League
Blackstone Valley Detachment 911
Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps. This is accomplished by banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service; voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
Each member of the Marine Corps League receives the National Marine Corps League magazine "Semper Fi" which is published bi-monthly.
Once again you will enjoy the same camaraderie you experienced when you were active in the Corps. As you know, your title Marine cannot be inherited, nor can it ever be purchased. It is impossible to rent, and it cannot be lent. You alone have earned it with your sweat, blood and lives.
Your local Blackstone Valley Detachment 911 includes Marines from the WWII era to brother and sister Marines who are currently serving on active duty.
Commandant - William Audette
Sr.Vice Commandant - Louis P. Naple Jr.
Jr.Vice Commandant - William Havalotti
Judge Advocate - John Rice Sr.
Paymaster - Kevin O'Reilly
Adjutant - Keith Henry
Sergeant-at-Arms - Dan Foley
Chaplain - Al Sculthorpe
Quartermaster - Dan Foley
Who we are.......
Early 1995, Bryce R. Williams Sr., started recruiting former Marines to establish a Marine Corps League in this area....known as the Blackstone Valley.
Bryce successfully recruited a total 18 members who became Charter Members.
Bryce applied for a Charter from National Headquarters requesting that the League be known as the Blackstone Valley Marine Corps League and a Charter was issued on April 19, 1995.
On July 28, 1995, we were sworn in and installed by the Marine Corps League State Officials, and we officially became Detachment 911.
Less than a month later on August 21, 1995 - Bryce R. Williams Sr., our Founder and 1st Commandant passed away....a sad day for all who knew him. God needed another Marine to guard the gates.
Since then, the seed that Bryce planted in this Blackstone Valley continues to grow in membership and leadership. The values Bryce left behind are still intact and on-going.
Partial List Of Marine Corps League Programs
Toys for Tots
Marines Helping Marines - Wounded Marines Program
Young Marines of Marine Corps League
Veterans Services Program
Veterans Affairs - VAVS
Military Order of the Devil Dogs
Actively involved in Community based Programs
Annual Conventions - State & National
Next scheduled meeting of Detachment 911 will be on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, 1930 Hrs.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at V.F.W. Post 1385, Rt. 16 Uxbridge, MA.