Febuary 20 – YM Sgt. Drake
Febuary 25 – YM Sgt. Drake
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.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
MEDAL OF HONOR HEROS
Hershel W. Williams
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR to
CORPORAL HERSHEL W. WILLIAMS
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE for service as set forth in the following CITATION:
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as Demolition Sergeant serving with the First Battalion, Twenty-First Marines, Third Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Iwo Jima, Volcano Island, 23 February 1945. Quick to volunteer his services when our tanks were maneuvering vainly to open a lane for the infantry through the network of reinforced concrete pillboxes, buried mines and black, volcanic sands, Corporal Williams daringly went forward alone to attempt the reduction of devastating machine-gun fire from the unyielding positions. Covered only by four riflemen, he fought desperately for four hours under terrific enemy small-arms fire and repeatedly returned to his own lines to prepare demolition charges and obtain serviced flame throwers, struggling back, frequently to the rear of hostile emplacements, to wipe out one position after another. On one occasion he daringly mounted a pillbox to insert the nozzle of his flame thrower through the air vent, kill the occupants and silence the gun; on another he grimly charged enemy riflemen who attempted to stop him with bayonets and destroyed them with a burst of flame from his weapon. His unyielding determination and extraordinary heroism in the face of ruthless enemy resistance were directly instrumental in neutralizing one of the most fanatically defended Japanese strong points encountered by his regiment and aided in enabling his company to reach its' objective. Corporal Williams' aggressive fighting spirit and valiant devotion to duty throughout this fiercely contested action sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
/S/ HARRY S. TRUMAN
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.