Camp Tarawa Detachment of the Marine Corps League recruiting new members
The Camp Tarawa Detachment #1255 of the Marine Corps League is recruiting new members.
The League is a fraternal organization, which preserves the history and traditions of the Corps, while promoting patriotism and volunteer activities.
Camp Tarawa Detachment was organized in October 2006 to keep alive the history of the 55,000 Marines and Navy Corpsmen, who trained at Camp Tarawa on Hawaii Island during World War II.
The Camp Tarawa Detachment of the Marine Corps League is named after the Battle for Tarawa in 1943. According to the Marine Corps League website, the 2nd Marine Division came to the Big Island base, established on Parker Ranch land in Waimea, so the men could have a place to recuperate after the battle on Tarawa and to train for the Saipan – Tinian campaigns.
They named the base “Camp Tarawa” in remembrance of the famous battle fought on the island.
Marines and FMF Navy personnel who have worn the eagle globe and anchor are needed to continue the detachment’s mission. Associate memberships are also available for friends and family of the Corps. For more information, call Brian Jordan at 808-965-0941.
The detachment also supports Toys for Tots and Marine Corps Foundation Scholarships.