Roni Carl, Newnan, recently spoke to Marine Corps League Sgt Clyde Thomason’s Medal of Honor Detachment regarding the Scott Carl Memorial Foundation.
The stated purpose of the Scott Carl Memorial Foundation is “to provide comfort, support, and assistance to first responders and their nuclear families during times of tragedy and triumph through volunteer and fundraising efforts throughout of the year”. Awareness is locally driven and the Marines have decided to donate to this local effort.
Sgt Clyde Thomason’s Medal of Honor Detachment is one of 1,100 detachments in all 50 states comprised of Navy veterans, FMF and Marine members and chaplains who continue to serve the community and the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps League, chartered by an act of Congress, provides funeral honors support, color guards, transitioning Marine support and family support, rifle and pistol matches, college scholarships and more. Moreover.
The local detachment serving Coweta and Fayette counties has, for several years, provided Christmas toys to 5,000 to 6,000 local children through its Toys for Tots program. The detachment has also supported the Wounded Warrior Regiment, those with traumatic brain injury, Healing for Heroes and the East Coweta High School Marine Corps JROTC, to name a few.
Membership is open to all honorably discharged Chaplains and Corpsmen of the Marines and Fleet Marine Forces. A valid DD-214 is required. The local detachment meets every second Tuesday of the month in the communion hall of Christ the King Church, 3881 Highway 34 East, Sharpsburg. A website if available at http://MCL1325.net/. There is also a Facebook page at Sgt. Clyde Thomason, MOH Marine Corps League Detachment #1325.