The Gator Detachment is made up primarily of Marine veterans and friends. We formed here in Gainesville in 1998. Our members are from Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Keystone Heights, Hawthorne and other surrounding towns. We are veterans of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraqi Freedom, as well as peacetime Marines. We are men and women. We were grunts, logistics, artillery, admin, supply, operations, cooks and many other MOS's, but we were all riflemen and Marines. We now exist to serve not only as a group where Marines of all eras bond together, but unite in efforts to do things for our community. Joined with us are men and women who choose to serve beside us, helping us in our missions and waving Old Glory. Check us out.
GATORDET FUNDRAISER: BOSTON BUTT (PORK SHOULDERS), 8-10 LBS, SMOKED, $35
PRE-ORDER your Smoked Boston Butt, a cut from the high part of the pork shoulder that is the staple of American pork barbecue.
The purchased meats will be cooked by a grillmaster from Cowboyz BBQ on the day of pickup. Meats can be picked up on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Alachua FL from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. No deliveries unless arranged with Jim Yakubsin.
The church is located at 14805 NW 140th Street, Alachua FL 32615.
Each item is $35.00. Click on the product to the right to make your purchase. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to the benefit of the Milton Lewis Young Marines and the annual Alachua County Veteran Standdown.
MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
As of April 26, 2018, we have over 300 reservations. If you have made your reservations either through this site or with Jim Yakubsin, you are registered and need to pay. PLEASE PAY FOR YOUR RESERVATION BY JULY 1, 2018. If you would like to attend, you can get on our waiting list and you will be notified as we get cancellations or failures to pay.
MCL SHIPS STORE
Need a cover and emblem? Need a white aviator shirt and the dress blue trousers? Need ribbons or medals? You can purchase these items from the National Ship Store. The site has been revised and is much easier to use now. Click on the link and browse their store. Great place to shop.
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Regular membership is available to honorably discharged Marines, FMF Corpsman and FMF Chaplains. Associate membership is available to most everyone else. Membership includes a subscription to the Semper Fi magazine, a publication of the Marine Corps League. Review our membership application and join today to be part of something special.
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