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Gerald Alcorn, PDC Department of Michigan

4:44 pm

Editor, The Independent:

The Harold R. Cooley Detachment No. 841 of Shiawassee County is celebrating the 240th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday.

Marines will be gathering at the Owosso American Legion Hall, Park and Mason streets, downtown Owosso, Tuesday, Nov. 10. Social hour will be at

5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:45 p.m. These Marines work so hard to make Shiawassee County a better place, most of what they do is known by only a few: Toys for Tots, Funeral details at local and national cemeteries, VA Hospital assistance, local scholarships, etc. and none of them are reimbursed.

If you are not able attend, any support that you can offer to offset costs or allow a veteran’s family to attend would be much appreciated. Please forward to anyone that you feel may be interested. That would be greatly appreciated. Semper Fidelis.

Gerald Alcorn, PDC Department of Michigan

Marine Corps League

P.S. Please make all checks payable to the: “Harold R. Cooley No. 841.” On the memo line: MCL Ball. The address is: Harold R Cooley Detachment No. 841, Attn: Birthday Ball, 319 N. Washington Street. Unit 841, Owosso, MI 48867.

Gerald Alcorn, PDC Department of Michigan was last modified: November 2nd, 2015 by Karen Elford