Marine Corps League looking for vets

February 2, 2016

If you are a Marine Corps veteran, the Marine Corps League is looking for you.

Zeddie Harmon, Commandant of the Department of Kentucky of the league, said area Marine veterans are wanted to start a new detachment in the Knox/ Whitley County area.

“I got to looking and there is nothing past Richmond,” Harmon said, noting there is an ongoing effort to expand the number of detachments and the membership.

Currently, there are 16 detachments and 846 members in Kentucky.

Harmon said a minimum of 20 Marine veterans is needed to start a new detachment.

To qualify, an individual must be honorably discharged from the active duty or the Marine Corps reserve.

In addition to offering the camaraderie that only those who have graduated from Marine Corps recruit training can understand, Harmon said the Marine Corps League offers the opportunity to give back to the community.

Harmon stressed that the Marine Corps League is not attempting to compete with other veterans’ organizations such as the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

“We are not trying to take away anybody’s territory,” Harmon said, noting the Lexington area detachments have good working relationships with other veterans’ organizations.

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