NWLA Chapter 351

Marine Family Day Celebration

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ON SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010, BRAVO COMPANY 23RD MARINES HELD A FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION
WHICH WAS HELD AT THE AMERICAN POST 14 AT CROSS LAKES, SHREVEPORT, LA.

I WOULD ESTIMATE WELL OVER 300 OF BRAVO COMPANY AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS
ATTENDED THIS FUNCTION IN PREPARATION FOR DEPLOYMENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST.
1ST SGT JOEL O. FERMAGLICH AND 1ST SGT CEDRIC DONALD WERE THE MOVING FORCE
BEHIND THIS EVENT AND SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED FOR MAKING THIS EVENT SO
SUCCESSFUL. MEMBERS OF THE MARINE CORPS LEAGUE FLOYD L. BAXTER, RED RIVER
DETACHMENT ASSISTED THE 1ST SGTS IN THE SET UP, COOKING AND SERVING A FINE
MEAL OF HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, BUNS, ROLLS AND ALL THE STUFF THAT GOES WITH
THEM. LOTS OF GOOD COLD DRINKS FOR ALL WERE AVAILABLE. THERE WERE LOTS OF
ACTIVITES AVAILABLE TO THE KIDS INCLUDING FISHING.  THOSE LEAGUE MEMBERS
PARTICIPATING WERE LCOL MIKE THORNTON, USMC (RET), MAJOR KEN BOURGEOIS USMC
(RET), JUDGE GAIL K. HAMILTON (RET), JOHN HEBERT, DAVE GAVIN, JIM PHILLIPS,
ED WIEGMANN, MAT PORTER, MARTY AND JERRY WILCOXIN, WILLIE WYNN AND JOE
FINAZZO. A SPECIAL THANKS GOES OUT TO THE COMMANDER DENNIS ENGDAHL POST 14
FOR ALLOWING  THE MARINES  TO USE THEIR FACLITY.

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