Local Marines Gather

Local Marines Gather

The Marines have landed.

Several Marines, and guests, attended the Marine Corps’ 246th Birthday celebration at Czeckers in Yankton on Wednesday night.

They recognized the oldest and youngest Marines present. Youngest Marine is 25-year-old Weston Moysis, who served from 2015 until 2020. The oldest Letherneck is 91-year-old Mory Ekeren, who served as a Corporal from 1952 until 1954. Ekeren shared a memory which all Marines can relate to…

The Lewis and Clark Leatherneck Detachment of the Marine Corps League, and the Marine Corps League Auxiliary organized and presided over the festivities.  A special table was set to honor the fallen members, paying respect to members who were lost over the past year.

According to Detachment Commander Doug Johnson, our local Marines serve our community all year long…

Many members shared memories of their time serving in the Corps. The Marine Corps League meets at 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month at the VFW.