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Once a Marine, Always a Marine!

 

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The Kearsing & Edwards American Legion Post

20 Station Road
Pomona, New York 10970

on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 PM.

 

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 Pomona, New York 10970

 

 

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2011 St. Patrick's Day Parade

2008 Eddie Ryan Fundraiser - Thank You

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Monument dedicated to Local Rockland County Marine

Saturday, October 25, 2007  was the unofficial local preliminary unveiling of the monument to honor the late
Marine Corps Lt. Col. Michael Murphy of Blauvelt.
Michael, who was President Clinton's helicopter pilot, lost his life in 2000 test piloting the Osprey. The MV-22 Osprey is a tilt rotor aircraft  In 2006, the Rockland Detachment of the Marine Corps League, along with New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly [a Marine], County Legislator John Murphy [a Marine], Councilman Denis Troy, Div. 3 of the AOH and Theresa O'Rourke held a fundraiser in the Blauvelt Irish American Cultural Center to help Michael's Parents, Annie and John,  finance the monument to all eight Marines who died in 200 testing the aircraft. The monument was sculptured in Vermont and is now in storage in Englewood, New Jersey, awaiting the construction of its foundation on the campus of the new Marine Corps museum on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.
The foundation is expected to be complete around April of 2008 when the monument will be officially formally dedicated.
Incidentally, the Osprey only just  became operational in June and is currently making it combat debut in Iraq. Its development involved four crashes and 30 marine deaths in 1991, 1992 and 2000,  It is the only operational aircraft in the world with the vertical lift capabilities of an helicopter and the capabilities of a fixed wing aircraft


Photo left to right
Annie and John Murphy [Michael's parents] Rocco Marino, Commandant, Rockland Detachment of the Marine Corps League
John Murphy, Rockland County Legislator
George Rath, Chief of Staff, Rockland Detachment of the Marine Corps League

 

 
 

 

 

   

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