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Upstate Marines Detachment 1106

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Anderson, South Carolina

Semper Fi

In this newsletter can be posted announcements, notices, or almost anything having to do with the Detachment. The plan is for this newsletter to be updated FREQUENTLY. If you have anything to put in the newsletter, send it to the Web Sergeant at stevedm43@gmail.com


Veterans Program at Iva Civic Center

  [Posted 10/23/18]
There will be a veterans' program at the Iva Civic Center on November 9. The program will start at 10:00 a.m. The speakers will be Norm Garrett (Vets Helping Vets and American Legion), Sammy Lewis (VA), and Phil Harris (Purple Heart).
Thank you to Norman Garrett for this information.


  [Posted 10/23/18]
The Westside High School JROTC veterans' program will take place on November 8 at 10:15 a.m. All veterans are requested to arrive by 9:45 a.m. RSVP to Luis Fragoso at 260-5230 Ext 80631 or email luisfragoso@anderson5.net.
Thank you to Norman Garrett for this information.

Anderson University Veterans Breakfast

  [Posted 10/21/18]
Anderson University will host their Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast on Friday, November 9, at 8:00 a.m. Click HERE for RSVP and parking information.

2019 Mid-Winter Conference

  [Posted 10/18/18]
The 2019 Mid-Winter Conference will be held from February 28 to March 2, 2019, in Fredericksburg, VA. For more information and a registration form click HERE.

Christmas Card List

  [Posted 10/14/18]
Christmas Card Lists are available to Detachment 1106 members. Lists contain Detachment 1106 members' names, spouses' names, and mailing addresses. Let me know if you want a list. The format will be PDF unless another format is requested.
However, if you're cheap, like me, and plan on sending Christmas greetings by email, you might want to just request a roster with email addresses. Ho ho ho.

Christmas/Awards Dinner

  [Posted 10/07/18]
Dinner is on at Carson's Steak Warehouse and Saloon, Anderson. We are booked in the private dining room on Saturday, Dec 8th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Order from the menu, no minimum and no charge to the detachment for use of facility.

Boot Camp Database

  [Posted 08/05/18][Updated 10/06/18]
Gary Miller and others at the Yellow Footprints website maintain a Boot Camp Database. Does he have your platoon's picture? The Marines at Yellow Footprints may be able to send you a boot camp graduation book if you lost yours. Check out the website. (The Yellow Footprints website is not connected to the Yellow Footprints Detachment 1154 at Parris Island. In fact the website probably originates just east of the Sacramento CA area.)
Check these two websites:This one and this one.

VA Form 10-10EZ

  [Posted 10-05-18]
Need a VA Form 10-10EZ Application for Health Benefits? Click HERE.

Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home

  [Posted 09/26/18]
Mark Ammond, RN, Admissions Coordinator, at Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home visited the Vets Helping Vets meeting today at the Elks Lodge in Anderson. He answered members' and their spouses' questions for an entire hour. He also handed out five pages of information regarding the nursing home. Click HERE to read the handout.
If you would like to get information on any nursing home in the entire U.S., click HERE. Lots of quality information is available. To view data for Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Home just input zip code 29621.
[Thank you to Teresa A. Englund, Capt. Rtd, NC, USN, for the heads up regarding the nursing home information website.]

Letter from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

  [Posted 09/25/18]
Here is what happens when you send an email to your U.S. Senators regarding the Blue Water Navy Legislation: You get a nice emailed letter in return. Click HERE to read the letter that Senator Lindsey Graham sent to me. Tim Scott has not responded.

Your South Carolina Legislators

  [Posted 09/25/18]
Do you need help with a problem that you think only your Federal or State government representative can handle? How do you find the names of your South Carolina government representatives? Try https://www.scstatehouse.gov/legislatorssearch.php.
If you live near Anderson, you can probably get contact information for your Federal representative HERE. At the state level you can get contact information HERE.

Oral Histories of Combat Veterans

  [Posted 09/20/18]
Here is a website that some of you may find interesting. It contains Oral Histories of Combat Veterans. Click on www.witnesstowar.org/.

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