5th Annual ‘Heroes Among Us’ Speaker Series releases 2017 Schedule

April 17, 2017

The Cpl. J.R. Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League announces its 5th Annual Heroes Among Us speaker series to be held at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park.

May 25 Medal of Honor Night: “Doc” Donald Ballard, Hospital Corpsman Second Class, USN, Medal of Honor, Vietnam War

June 29 Defensive Perimeter Night: Sgt. Major Ralph Hyatt, USMC, Bronze Star, Vietnam War

July 27 Korean War Remembrance Night: Sgt. (Rev.) John Phillips, U.S. Army, Bronze Star, Battle of Pork Chop Hill, Korean War

Aug. 31 Marine Aviation Night: Col. Chuck Leas, USMC, Vietnam War

Sept. 28 USN Carrier Flight Operations Night: Rear Admiral Don Quinn, USN, Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait & Iraq

Oct. 26 First Responders Night: Chip Simmons, Escambia County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy

The series, now in its fifth year, is held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month from May through October. It is presented by the local Marine Corps League, J. R. Spears Detachment 066. Water and light food will be provided; people should bring their own chairs or blankets. If it rains, the program will be moved to Rosie’s inside Seville Quarter.

Admission is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted for the Veterans in Distress Fund to help veterans in need.

Donations for the “Marines in Distress” Fund can be sent to:
Edward Rouse CPA, 6825 Oak Street, Milton, FL 32570
Checks payable to: MCL DETACHMENT 066

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Read This Before Leaving a Comment

Please make sure your comments follow our guidelines:

  • Please use real name - first and last names.
  • No foul language (please). Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Do not threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Email Rick: The comment will be deleted asap.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person
  • Remember, this is my site. I set the rules and reserve the right to remove any comments that I deem inappropriate and to ban anyone who violates these rules.

Comments that do not adhere will be deleted or marked as SPAM.