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    February Meeting Minutes

    The meeting of the John J. Van Gyzen Detachment was called to order by Commandant Bruce Aldrich at 10:00 hours. 41 members were present. The colors were posted, the pledge of allegiance and opening prayer.    Motion made, seconded and passed suspend regular order of business for nomination of officers for 2024. Nominations are; Commandant ...
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    Brockton V.A. Hospital

    On Saturday, the Detachment went to the Brockton V.A. hospital to host a pizza party for the Vets. We served pizza, soda, and all kinds of pastries. It is always a great time for the vets that are in the hospital but also for us. It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with with...
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    Updating Rooster

     Dear Marine Corps league members.. I will be updating the membership roster in the next few days if you have made any changes in your phone number, email address, your regular address please get in touch with me ASAP with the information. Semper Fi Bruce...
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    Veterans Town Hall and Veterans History Project

    Good afternoon,   Thank you for offering support to Bristol Community College (BCC) and the Joseph A. Marshall Veterans Center.  Please reach out if you are interested in sharing your story for the Veterans History Project or speaking at the upcoming Veterans Town Hall. First, thank you for your service. Your input is vital to...
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    Global War on Terror-February

    8 February 2002 – The 26th MEU (SOC) completed their back load onto the USS Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) after completing a historic mission. The 26th MEU (SOC) far extended the perceived operational reach of a deployed amphibious force by conducting combat operations deep into northern Afghanistan. Traditionally, the unit specializes in reg...
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