August 23 – YM Sgt. Castorena
August 23 – YM Pvt. Carter
August 28 – YM Cpl. Fay
It is okay to bring treats (like cupcakes) to a meeting to help celebrate your Young Marine or Recruits birthday. Please bring napkins or forks/plates if dessert needs something other than a napkin.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential ... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”
MEDAL OF HONOR HEROS
CORPORAL CHARLES G. ABRELL
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Hangnyong, Korea, 10 June 1951
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a fire team leader in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, in action against enemy aggressor forces. While advancing with his platoon in an attack against well-concealed and heavily fortified enemy hill positions, Cpl. Abrell voluntarily rushed forward through the assaulting squad which was pinned down by a hail of intense and accurate automatic-weapons fire from a hostile bunker situated on commanding ground. Although previously wounded by enemy hand grenade fragments, he proceeded to carry out a bold, single-handed attack against the bunker, exhorting his comrades to follow him. Sustaining 2 additional wounds as he stormed toward the emplacement, he resolutely pulled the pin from a grenade clutched in his hand and hurled himself bodily into the bunker with the live missile still in his grasp. Fatally wounded in the resulting explosion which killed the entire enemy guncrew within the stronghold, Cpl. Abrell, by his valiant spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death, served to inspire all his comrades and contributed directly to the success of his platoon in attaining its objective. His superb courage and heroic initiative sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
JUST A REMINDER TO PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED
As a reminder to all of our Young Marines and Parents, if you would like to see more pictures of the Tri-City Young Marine activities, log onto our web site at TCYM.US. Mr. Dave Wright keeps the site up to date with all the schedule changes and information that you need to know. He also has pictures of some of our activities dating back quite a few years.
If you change addresses or phone numbers, please let us know by requesting one of our update forms. Numerous times I have attempted to call parents or Young Marines, only to find that the phone number you have listed is no longer in service. In addition my squad leaders are having difficulty reaching their Young Marines to pass along information.
Our Unit is run by volunteers. We cannot survive without the assistance of you! We have to rely on volunteers to help us provide a quality program for your Young Marine. It seems as though the same few parents are carrying the load for the whole Unit. We must improve in this area. To become a volunteer, please contact Mr. Carlyle to get an application form. Then simply fill out the application and return it to him as soon as possible. Filling out and submitting this form will not require you to attend all the meetings and functions, but will allow us to utilize you to help supervise at YM functions when the need arises.