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Marine Corps League Detachment 829

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Mailing Address:
6904 N Main St., Suite 102
Columbia,  SC 29203


Meeting Date and Time:
First Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM
Meeting Address:
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Charter Date: 11/10/1992
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Palmetto Marines Det. 829 is South Carolina's 3rd oldest Marine Corps Unit, chartered on November 10th, 1992. Some of our Founding members were Harold E. "Speedy" Wilson, Koran War Medal of Honor Recipient; also Col. Evans Carlson,Jr. who was a member of his father's famous Unit, Marine Corps Raiders during World War II. Major Harry C. Johnson, XO of VMF 214 "Blacksheep", was also a member of our Detachment. The Det. meets the first Thursday of each month,downtown Columbia, near the University of South Carolina, at American Legion Post #6, 200 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC 29250. The Post has a large parking lot, several meeting rooms, a recreation room and Lounge on premises. Our Membership is composed of Marines from WWII thru Desert Storm, Iraq, and Afghanistan; also Associate and Honorary members. The Palmetto Marines are very active with Columbia area community affairs and charitable events. Palmetto Marines work closely with the Marine Corps Reserve Unit Co., the Greater Columbia Marines Foundation, Dorn VA Hospital, Epworth Children's Home, Toys for Tots, Carolina Children's Home, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital, Children's Cancer Center, Ronald McDonald House, to mention just a few in the Columbia Area. Fort Jackson, one of the Army's largest Training bases, is located in Columbia, which is also the Capital City of SC. Lake Murray, which has 750 miles of shoreline, is located within 20 minutes of downtown Columbia. Centrally located, Columbia, is two hours from the mountains, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Marine Corps Recruit Depot,Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort.

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Annual Dues:  first year - per year after first
Recent Function: 

Upcoming Event: Dept of SC Conference 
Event Date : June 4-7 , 2015
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Event Location :  Doubletree (North Charleston)
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 Marine Corps Emblem Officers: 

Wayne Ferguson
Home Phone: 803-466-9693

Sr. Vice Commandant:
Randy Cady
Home Phone: 803-397-0340

Jr. Vice Commandant:
Andrew Mohs
Home Phone: 952-270-3920

James Wietecha

Home Phone: 803-798-2196

Dennis Brannon Jr

Judge Advocate:
Bob Hearn
Home Phone: 803-776-1931

Dan Canty
Work Phone: 803-315-3878
Home Phone: 803-741-0015

Dudley Howard
Home Phone: 803-708-6967

Past Commandant:
Jack Hulett
Home Phone: 803-237-2553

Web Sergeant:
Dennis Brannon Jr
6904 N Main St. Suite 102
Columbia,  SC  29203
Home Phone: 803-718-5147
Fax: 803-753-0059

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