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LAS VEGAS GOLFSEE PAGE 26
BRESCOME BARTON GOLFSEE PAGE 17
35TH BASILONE PARADESEE PAGE 7
CPL MARC RYAN RUN/WALKSEE PAGE 10
LONG ISLAND GOLFSEE PAGE 13
HISTORY OF AWARDS... SEE PAGE 9
GEN COLEMAN STREET NAMINGSEE PAGE 6
PHILLY GALASEE PAGE 3
N E W S L E T T E R
MOATS SCHOLARSHIPSEE PAGE 19
FOLLOW MC-LEF SEE PAGE 18
MARCH 2017 ISSUE #53
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MARINE CORPS - LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION 273 Columbus Avenue Office #10 Tuckahoe, NY 10707
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman Emeritus: Zachary Fisher (1910-1999) Vice Chairman Emeritus: Steve Wallace (1942-2010Chairman: James K. Kallstrom Vice Chairman: Gen. Peter Pace, USMC, (Ret.) Vice Chairman: Gary SchweikertChaplain: Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie
DIRECTORSMr. Sandy AldersonGen. James Amos, USMC (Ret.) Westy BallardCol. Barney Barnum, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Anthony BoyleChristopher BurnhamLtGen. Ron S. Coleman, USMC (Ret.)Mr. John ConnerGen. James T. Conway, 34th CMC, USMC ( Ret)David CornsteinMr. Ken CoureyMr. Robert Cummins Mr. Michael DiFrancescoMr. Michael FedorkoMr. Patrick J. FinneranMr. Pete Fitzpatrick Gen. Alfred M. Gray, 29th CMC, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Pete HaasGen. Michael W. Hagee, 33rd CMC, USMC (Ret.)Col. G.F. Robert Hanke, USMCR (Ret.)Mr. Pat HaynesMr. Nate HermanMrs. Diane JonesGen. James L. Jones, Jr., 32nd CMC, USMC (Ret.)Gen. Paul X. Kelley, 28th CMC, USMC (Ret.) Mr. Ray KellyLt. Gen. William M. Keyes, USMC (Ret.)Gen. Charles C. Krulak, 31st CMC, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Rush LimbaughMr. Joseph P. LookerMr. Robert C. MacCormackMr. Paul Marrandino Lt. Gen. Frederick McCorkle, USMC (Ret.)Lt. Gen. Robert E. Milstead, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Bruce Mosler Mr. Joseph M. MurphyMr. David MyersGen. William Spider Nyland, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Dan Parker James Paxton Mr. Gary L. PenrithCol. Louis Piantadosi, USMC (Ret.)Mr. Charles W. SantoroMr. Gilbert D. ScharfMr. William L. SeldenMr. Park B. SmithMr. William M. VeneziaMr. Agostino von HassellMr. Michael WallaceMr. Thomas P. WalterMr. Matthew E. Zames
The Marine Corps-Law EnforcementFoundation (MC-LEF) provides educationalassistance to the children of fallen United StatesMarines and federal law enforcement personnel.Since our founding in 1995, MC-LEF has award-ed over $73 million in scholarships and otherhumanitarian assistance, and supported over3,500 children.
MC-LEF relies on the commitment of volun-teers and generous donors across the country, whoorganize events, provide financial support andrecruit others to our cause. With only one part-time employee, MC-LEF is sustained by a net-work of people who believe that the brave menand women who protect our country and our com-munities deserve to have their families protectedas well.
Thanks to our generous donors, MC-LEF iscurrently able to place a $30,000 savings bond ina scholarship account for every child who loses aparent serving in the United States Marine Corpsor any federal law enforcement agency. In recentyears, we have expanded our mission to providemedical equipment and financial support to cata-strophically wounded Marines, as well as finan-cial support for mentally or physically disabledchildren of active duty Marines. In the past, MC-LEF has also aided the children of other militarypersonnel who perished in terrorist attacks and inthe wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MC-LEF is an approved IRS 501 (c) 3 organ-ization that has been recognized for its excellenceand efficiency by the Independent Charities ofAmerica. 98% all donations to MC-LEF godirectly to fund our mission.
Although MC-LEF is immensely proud of ourwork to date, there is still much to be done to sup-port the families of Americas Marines and feder-al law enforcement personnel. Please visitwww.mc-lef.org to learn more and find out howyou can help.
PresidentCorporate Council/JAGCFOExecutive SecretaryVice President Col Bob Coates, USMC, (Ret)Vice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice President
Edmond J. BoranGerard P. Griffin, Jr., Esq.Christopher IsolaDan Scribner
Darren MooreMr. Peter Pace, Jr.Lt. Col Dominick A. Prezzano, USMCJay RenwickJohn Eric SmithEric A. Torykian
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ctober 15th, 2016, over 550 peo-ple attended as the PhiladelphiaChapter of the Marine Corps - LawEnforcement Foundation celebratedour 18th annual Gala at theSugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia.Starting with an informal gathering
at the Union League Golf Course atTorresdale, on Friday morning andlater that evening at the Malta BoatClub on the Schuylkill River on boathouse row for cocktails and a barbe-cue for the committee and honoredguests.Saturday morning Medal of Honor
Recipients, Barney Barnum, BrianThacker and Mike Thornton weredriven with Police Escort out to thehallowed grounds of the Medal ofHonor Grove in Valley Forge,Pennsylvania. It began with a brunchprovided by our 2016 Semper FiAwardee and MC-LEF benefactorJohn Heenan and then on to view themagnificent Grove dedicated to allMOH recipients. The Grove containsindividual trees planted in honor ofevery recipient, in a section dedicatedto each of their home states. It was asolemn and moving trek across thebeautiful grounds as each MOH recip-ient viewed his own particular treeand home State, and paid homage totheir fallen brothers.Saturday evening began with a cock-
tail party in the hall outside the ball-room where the guests mingled with allthe military honorees and guests ofhonor before entering the magnificentballroom followed by introductions,presentations and dinner.
Commencing with the Presentationof the Colors and the introduction ofthe Medal of Honor Recipients and fol-lowed by the Generals Call in honorof General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.USMC, Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff.Introduced by Committee member
Jim Kirlin, USMC, our Eagle, Globeand Anchor Awardee, Silver Star
rec ip ien tR a l p hGalati, AirForce vet-eran andPOW, a sw e l l a sDirector ofVe t e r a nServices atSt. JosephUniversityg a v e a noutstand-i n g a n dpoignan tspeech of
his experiences in the Air force and asa prisoner of war. Playing down hisown heroics in Vietnam he concludedhis remarks by thanking all theMarines who took part in attemptedrescues, by saying whenever I heardthe noise and explosions outside, Iknew the Marines were there and wewere not forgotten.Our next presentation was the
introduction by Judge James Lynn, ofJohn C. Heenan, USMC, CEO ofFairlane Management Corporation. Ina world of too few givers and too
many takers, Mr. Heenan has shownthroughout his life that he is a giver.For years a generous benefactor ofMC-LEF and the Marine CorpsScholarship Foundation and theFreedoms Foundation in ValleyForge, as well as serving on the Marine Leagues FuneralDetachment. In addition to which heand his wife Bernadette, have fundeda scholarship program that focuses ontraining and educating young men andwoman in the trades. Putting his ownaccomplishments aside he urged allpresent not to forget our veterans andthe kids left behind.
The speeches were concluded bythe presentation by retired Lt. GeneralRonald Coleman, USMC, of ourMilitary Guest of Honor, GeneralJoseph F. Dunford, Jr. USMC,Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.General Dunford spoke eloquently ofthe many challenges, past, present andfuture facing our military services andour allies. While the tasks are manyhe assured all present that theAmerican military is prepared to faceeach and every one with dedication.He spoke with great deference to thecomplex and varied aims of our mili-tary and the skill and intelligencewith which they meet each new taskin every part of the world.
18th Annual PhiladelphiaMARINE CORPS-LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION
GGaallaaBy Mike Wallace
Jim Kirlin presenting EGAAward to Ralph Galati,USAF and POW for hisouts tanding work onbehalf of all veterans.
Above: Tony Boyleand Judge Jim Lynnpresenting SemperFi award to JohnHeenan, Marine andMC-LEF benefactor,for continuing serv-ice and dedication tohis beloved MarineCorps.
Semper F iA w a r d e eJohn Heenan.
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General Dunford spent a consider-able amount of time acknowledgingthe work of the Marine Corps - LawEnforcement Foundation, tracing itshistory and his personal experienceswith itss work and he thanked allpresent for their work and generosityin helping the many children of ourfallen Marines. To emphasize and puta face on the work of the Foundation,General Dunford introduced Josh and
Jennifer Gable, two of the greatestkids you could ever meet, who wer