Marine Corps League UTAH dIXIE dETACHMENT #1270

Once a Marine, always a Marine!

Don't miss the 247th

marine corps League Ball

Saturday, november 5, 2022, 5 pM-10 PM

Dixie Convention center - the Garden room

Cost: $40 per person, includes

  • Dinner & Dancing

  • Entertainment provided by our famous local musician Kevin Auernig. Bring your dancing shoes for fun!

Reception starts from 5-6 pm. Dinner will served at 6 pm and includes:

Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and the famous Marine Corps cake!

No host bar includes wine from the Heritage Catering Company. Sorry, no outside alcohol is permitted.

Cocktail attire

If you are purchasing a table for 8, please click here to see available tables.

We will be accepting donations to the Toys for Tots Campaign.

History of the Marine Corps Birthday

The birthday itself was formally recognized in 1921 at the behest of Major General John Lejeune, who ordered November 10, 1775, to be officially recognized service-wide as the Marine Corps birthday.

The origins go back to the Revolutionary War in October of 1775. At that time, the Continental Congress developed an official plan to use Marines to oversee a mission to intercept ammunition shipments from Britain. This, and a November resolution to create an official standing Marine Corps force, were key in building what eventually became the modern U.S. Marine Corps. Thus November 10, 1775, the day the Continental Marines were created, serves as the official Marine Corps birthday.

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Utah Dixie Detachment 1270 serves the community in a range of programs focused on youth and veterans primarily in Washington County. Some of the programs include: Toys for Tots, Marines/Families in Distress, Devil Pups Youth Program, Sheriff's Office Explorers, Shop-with-a-Cop, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund and Memorial Services/Funerals for Deceased Veterans. Please consider making a donation today to support our Marines and local charities.



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Sr. Vice Commandant

Anthony Damiano

Jr. Vice Commandant

Kenneth Dishman


Gary Alls


Michelle Gregory

Judge Advocate

Patrick Lisi


Jerry Harris

Sergeant at Arms

Lee Deuel


Patrick Lisi

Color Sergeant

Larry Mineer

Scuttlebutt Editor

Bryan Butas


Donna Toole


The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Chaplains who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.

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