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W. H. Nichols Detachment #940
P. O Box 6157
Folsom, California 95630

The Marine Corps League is the only Congressionally chartered United States Marine Corps -related veterans organization in the United States.
Its Congressional Charter was approved by the 75th U.S. Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937.
The organization credits its founding on November 10, 1922 to legendary Marine Corps Commandant John A. Lejeune.
The league is a 501 (c) (4) non profit organization.


The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps;
strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle,
Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.


The services offered by Folsom's "W.H. Nichols" Detachment that foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism include:

Provide professional, financial and needed assistance to Veterans in distress
Provide Annual Mameluke Officers Sword & Package or Staff NCO Sword & Package to active duty Academy Graduate
Provide financial scholarships to Folsom and Vista Del Lago High Schools
Provide financial scholarship to Cadet program at Casa Robles High School
Provide annual Marine Corps Birthday Ball for Marines, League members and all branches of the Military every November 10th
Color Guard services for parades and special events in the local and surrounding area;
Honor Guard Services for burials of Veterans that include rifle firing, playing of taps & presentation of flag to loved ones.

  

Our Detachment Store is now live.

Click on the link below to purchase Polo Shirts, Tee Shirts, Challange Coins and Covers.

  

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Due to the Covid-19 virus we can not hold our normal Birthday Ball but instead
we will be having a Birthday Celebration BBQ the afternoon of November 7th at the Folsom Veterans Hall.
It will be outside in the yard and dress wil be casual.
  

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7th, 2020

Folsom Veterans Hall 1300 Forest Street

1:00 PM COCKTAILS    3:00 - 4:00 PM BBQ Served     4:30 Cake Cutting Ceremony

  

Sign up for the Birthday Celebration is now closed.

Food quanties were purchased based upon sign up numbers. You may still attend but you might not have food service!!

  



Lewis "chesty" puller

A Marine Icon!

When he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1917, he was just Serial No.135517. From that modest beginning, the young man rose through the ranks to later become Lieutenant General Puller. But in the annals of military valor, he is known as "Chesty" Puller, not only for his bull chest but also for his absolute fearlessness and devotion to duty. "Chesty" Puller came to the Marine Corps out of Virginia Military Institute, the college where General Stonewall Jackson taught before the Civil War. The school itself had a history of wartime valor. VMI cadets fought as a unit in Jackson's Army, the only time in American history when a student body was committed to a pitched battle. Cadet Puller may have been inspired by their heroism. Or perhaps it was the example of a cadet four years ahead of Puller - Lemuel C. Shepherd. In either case, with World War I raging in Europe, Puller left VMI at the end of his freshman year to enlist in the Marines, saying simply, "I want to go where the guns are!"

He didn't see service in Europe: the war was over before he could ship overseas. But he saw plenty of action before and during World War II and during the Korean War. Slowly and steadily, he worked his way up the ranks. He received a direct commission. And he began collecting awards for valor.

By the time he retired from the Corps in 1951 he had earned more awards than any Marine in history: five Navy Crosses, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit with "V" device, the Bronze Star with "V" device, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

"Chesty" Puller became more than a hero: he was an American Legend. His gruff, give 'em hell attitude was admired throughout the Marine Corps. His bravery and his nickname, were known to the millions of Americans on the home front. He was a man's man. He was a Marine's Marine!



"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you...Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. 
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom".  -  Lt. Co. Grant L Rosensteel, Jr. USAF