Welcome to the Donald Cook Detachment! (short version)

 

            We were formed in 1985 and honored to be able to name our detachment after

 Donald G. Cook, who died as a p.o.w. in Vietnam while trying to save his fellow prisoners.

More  about him on our League website  Donald Cook Detachment.

            We have a float which the detachment built and is a scale model of a LCVP which we use in parades typically Memorial day weekend and Fourth of July weekend.

 

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            We have a picnic at Sandbar State Park in late August. We organize the Marine Corps Ball, typically at the Elks Club in North Burlington as close as possible to the Corps birthday on Nov. 10th.

            We put out toy barrels for our "Toys for Kids" campaign in early Nov. and retrieve them just before Christmas.  See our other website toys for kids.

 

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Uniforms:  Start by getting the cover and emblems from our quartermaster - currently Jim Chase (acting). (Know your hat size)

 

            The basic uniform is called the undress uniform and consists of a white aviator style shirt (shoulder epaulets) and creases. Short sleeve for summer (no tie) and long sleeve for winter (requires a black tie).  Pants are either dress blues with narrow NCO red stripe and Marine web belt and buckle or black trousers with black belt ,black socks, and plain toe shined black shoes.


 

 

 

                                                     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                               

 

                                                                  

   

 

 

 


                               

 

              UNIFORMS OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE

Basic Uniform Items

   

 

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                   Sunburst Collar ornaments

                                                                                                        

 

 

 

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                                        White Shirt                                                         Field Scarf                                                                          MCL Tie bar or

                                                                                                                                                                                                              original issue tie clip

 

 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                

                       

 

 

                                          

 

                               Right Shoulder                                                       Left Shoulder   

 

                                                 Patches and Tie bars available at Semper Fi store

 

                                                           

 

 

 

Jacket (optional) worn by Donald Cook

 Detachment League members for cold weather.

  The quilted one is recommended for warmth.

               Available at:  Semper Fi store

 
             

                                     

                                                                                               

 

 

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 WHERE TO GET UNIFORMS

RED BLAZER

 

1. MCL National Headquarters - www. mclnational.org

“Semper Fi Store”

8626 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031

Phone: 1-800-625-1775

www.semperfistore.org

2. The Marine Shop – Quantico

300 Potomac Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134

Phone: 703-640-7195

www.MarineShop.net

On the website, look under “Uniform Accessories”.

They have a section for the Marine Corps League.

 

RED MESS JACKET

The Marine Shop – Quantico

       They also have special Dress Blue Trousers (no pockets).

Formal MCL Uniform Accessories are available from the “Semper Fi Store”

 

WHITE AVATIOR SHIRT

Semper Fi Store OR…local Police/Fire Uniform store (depends on whether you want to iron in the creases each time you wear your shirt or buy a shirt with the creases stitched in)

 

BLACK MILITARY SHOES (aka Corframs)

The Marine Shop OR…a military base exchange store OR…Police/Fire Uniform store

 

MARINE CORPS LEAGUE ACCESSORIES

1. Semper Fi Store - Covers, patches, belts, pins, black trousers, ties, cap strips, etc

2. The Marine Shop – Dress Blue Trousers, military shoes, DoD Medals, etc

 

MARINE CORPS UNIFORM ITEMS

Dress Blue Trousers, DoD Medals, etc

 

1. Uniform Support Center Customer Support (Active, Reserve, Retired)

Phone: 800-368-4088

www.usmc-mccs.orgThey have a “Uniforms” section on their website.

Uniform items are cheaper if ordered by an Active/Reserve/Retired Marine. We all have one of these in our Detachment. Get together with that Marine and place an order.

OR…Visit your local Marine Corps Base Cash Sales

 

Blazerdepot.com

412-275-3444

ClassicRed Blazer $59.95 + $5.00 + 12.50 = $76.45

 
Camp Lejeune PX-Mail Oder Clothing                                       

M-F 0800-1600

910-451-2802 ext 1090

Ask for "Christie"

Marine Corps League members may order "Blues" or "Alphas" uniform

Parts.

Blue Trousers currently $46.31

Blood Stripe $3.22

Shipping and Handling approx. $18.50