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.
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.
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
White Shirt Field Scarf
Tie bar or
issue tie clip
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
Jacket (optional) worn by Donald Cook
Detachment League members for cold weather.
The quilted one is recommended for warmth.
Available at: Semper Fi store
MARINE CORPS LEAGUE____________________
INCORPORATED BY ACT OF CONGRESS
WHERE TO GET UNIFORMS
1. MCL National Headquarters - www. mclnational.org
8626 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031
300 Potomac Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134
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)
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
ClassicRed Blazer $59.95 + $5.00 + 12.50 = $76.45
910-451-2802 ext 1090
Ask for "Christie"
Marine Corps League members may order "Blues" or "Alphas" uniform
Blue Trousers currently $46.31
Blood Stripe $3.22
Shipping and Handling approx. $18.50