Joining eleven other Detachments in the great state of Alabama, the United States Marine Corps League has opened a new Detachment in Daphne on the campus of the United States Sports Academy.
Cal Walters, Commandant of the Department of Alabama Marine Corps League, met with local leadership on the campus of the United States Sports Academy to discuss the development of a new Detachemnt in Daphne. During this meeting, Mr. John Walker of Spanish Fort agreed to serve as the acting Commandant and Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, founding President of the United States Sports Academy, agreed to serve as the acting dignitary during the formation of the League. Dr. Rosandich and Mr. Walker both served as Officers in the Marine Corps.
One of the first acts of the new Daphne Marine Corps League will be to donate renowned artist Harry Weber’s Vietnam “A Warrior’s Sketchbook” art collection to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park’s Vietnam Exhibit.
The Daphne Detachment will meet monthly on the campus of the Academy, which is conveniently located off of Highway 98. The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, 1 March 2011. All Marines and Navy Corpsmen who have served with Marines are invited to attend and encouraged to join.
Current Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, states, “A Marine is a Marine – there’s no such thing as a former Marine. You’re a Marine, just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life. But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There’s no such thing as a former Marine.”
If you have questions about joining the Marine Corps League Detachment in Daphne, Alabama, please contact the Academy at 251-626-3303 and we will stand at the ready to assist you.