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News Community Local detachment garners national attention

Commandant Harlan “Skip” Howells (right) receives the National Jr. Vice Commandant Citation from Department of North Carolina, West District Vice Commandant Gregory Hunt.The Smoky Mountain Detachment 973 of the Marine Corps League was recently awarded the National Jr. Vice Commandant Citation for membership.

The Detachment exceeded its membership in 2010 by 100 percent, garnering them national recognition.

Along with the citation, the Detachment received a citation ribbon to be attached to their Detachment Colors. This prestigious award is only given those Marine Corps League Detachments that goes above and beyond in membership recruitment and retention.

A big salute goes out to all members of the Smoky Mountain Detachment for their diligent and hard work in maintaining a strong and viable veterans organization in Macon County comprised of Retired Marines, Honorably discharged Marines, FMF Navy Corpsman, and associate members.


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