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Underdogs: The making of the Modern Marine Corps, Aaron B. O’Connell 2012

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1. TVD Meeting Minutes for 18 January 2018.
2. TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting second Thursday of every month.
3. We will be meeting, the third Thursday, at 1900 hours (7 PM) at: The American Legion Hall, Meridian, ID.
4. Boise Power Breath Workshops this is a friendly reminder for the three upcoming courses.
5. VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans
6. Veterans Services Quarterly Bulletin & Annual Directory
13. Marine Corps Year of the Reunion information
15. Honoring Purple Heart recipients through enrollment in the Roll of Honor database submissions are being requested.

1. Entered: 9 February 2018 To remove: 22 February 2018

Staring with May 2013 the Minutes of monthly membership meeting will be posted here for all to view before the next meeting. (Web Sergeant)

2. Entered:  1 January 2018 To remove: 1 January 2019

Notice: The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.

Notice to all detachment members:

The TVD Board of Trustees (BOT) will meet the second Thursday from 1830 to 2000 at Commandant Modler’s home at 2800 Taylor Ct. Nampa, ID. 83686. (Google directions before you head out.)   The primary purpose of the BOT meeting is to set the agenda for the next monthly meeting of the membership and continue Detachment business.  Members who want to submit an agenda item for the TVD membership meeting may either: PLEASE NOTE: There is a maximum ten minute limit on presentations. Five minute presentations are preferred.

  • OR:
  • Email your agenda item to the undersigned including complete: What, When, Where, Why, Who, and How information.  (

The BOT meeting is for BOT members only and not the entire detachment. Members making presentations are only present during their presentation and not during the entire BOT meeting. NOTE: The BOT meeting is limited to 90 minutes, 1830 – 2000. It will start and end on time.  Accordingly, and for purposes of meeting management, please advise Commandant immediately if you intend to make a presentation.  If you do not notify me in advance you may not have the opportunity to make your presentation. Semper Fidelis, Walt Modler  (C) 208-941-1390 or e-mail at  Attn: Agenda items:

3. Entered:  1 January 2018 To remove: 1 January 2019

Marines – The meeting time and location for the Detachment.

We will be meeting the third Thursday, at 1900 hours (7 PM) at:The American Legion Hall  22 W. Broadway Meridian, ID

The monthly meetings are held at the American Legion Hall, lower floor in Meridian.  The 3rd Thursday of the month.  A meet and greet starts at 6:30 pm (1830) for the opportunity of camaraderie.  With the Business Meeting starting at 7 pm (1900) lasting no later then 8:30 pm (2030). This is the home of American Legion Post 113, and they have been extremely generous in allowing us to meet at this location.

This hall is located directly west, across Broadway Ave, from Meridian City Hall. If you know of someone who regularly attends meetings and does not get e-mails, please let them know of the location change as well.

Marines finding it hard to attend because of the long walk across the parking lot?  Now find it no problem, the Commandant has acquired a wheel chair which will be on call to transport you in.  Just call the Commandant 208-941-1390 from your car someone will come out and roll you into the meeting and return you after. It is now very easy to attend meetings, just call me.

Semper Fi
TVD Meeting Site

4. Entered: 10 January 2018 To remove: 25 April 2018

Boise Power Breath Workshops
If you haven’t signed up yet, this is a friendly reminder for the three upcoming courses we will have in Boise.
Treone Cooley
Veteran Coordinator
Project Welcome Home Troops

5. Entered: 12 January 2018 To remove: 28 February 2018

Jan. 10, 2018
VA Revises Regulations on Reimbursement for Emergency Treatment of Veterans

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has, through a Federal Register notice, revised its regulations concerning payment or reimbursement for emergency treatment for non-service connected conditions at non-VA facilities.

VA will begin processing claims for reimbursement of reasonable costs that were only partially paid by the Veteran’s other health insurance (OHI). Those costs may include hospital charges, professional fees and emergency transportation, such as ambulances.

This change comes on the heels of an earlier announcement that VA was taking immediate action to address delayed payments to community providers, found here.

Effective Jan. 9, VA updated a portion of its regulations in response to an April 2016 U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims decision that stated VA could no longer deny reimbursement when OHI pays a portion of the treatment expenses.

VA will apply the updated regulations to claims pending with VA on or after April 8, 2016, and to new claims. By law, VA still may not reimburse Veterans for the costs of copayments, cost shares and deductibles required by their OHI.

VA will work directly with community providers to get additional information needed to review and process these claims. Previous claims do not have to be resubmitted unless requested by VA.

More information on the amended regulation along with guidance may be found here.

Edward A. (Ted) Diaz
Management & Program Analyst
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office (202) 461-4375
Cell   (202) 714-8301

6. Entered: 15 January 2018 To remove:  1 May 2018

Just in case anyone is interested in this…

 VA 2018 Annual Directory

A guide to Veterans Services:(Select link)2018 Directory of Contacts

Veterans Services Quarterly Bulletin

A guide to Veterans Services:(Select link) 2018 – January Bulletin

Semper Fidelis
Bill Heyob
Program Manager/State Service Officer
Office of Veterans Advocacy
Idaho Division of Veterans Services
Boise VA Regional Office
(208) 780-1380- Office
(208) 780-1381- Fax

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Application of recipient of Purple Heart: Roll Of Honor Enrollment Application Print off and mail in.

Dear Idaho Veteran,
As you may know, the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is located in New Windsor, New York.  Our 7,500-foot facility includes exhibits, artifacts, and Purple Heart recipient stories, which offer visitors an incredible journey through our country’s military history. Our primary function, however, is to appropriately recognize and honor those men and women who have been awarded the Purple Heart.

The Purple Heart is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who were killed or wounded by enemy action, and The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is the nation’s sole repository dedicated to the collection and preservation of the stories of human sacrifice and the cost of freedom.

Through enrollment in our Roll of Honor, Purple Heart recipients’ profiles and stories are preserved on our electronic database, which is accessible to the public in our main gallery and on our website ( Because there is no comprehensive list of recipients upon which to draw, our database represents only a fraction of the estimated 1.8 million people who have received the Purple Heart.  We must, therefore, rely on friends, family, and the recipients themselves to share their information with us in order to properly honor them for their sacrifices.

I am writing to you to request your support and assistance in honoring Purple Heart recipients through enrollment in the Roll of Honor database.  You can help by sharing our information with those veterans and families who you service and encouraging them to share their stories with us. Enrollment is free.  Purple Heart recipients simply need to complete the enclosed enrollment form and send it to the Hall of Honor along with copies of the supporting documents. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 845-561-1765 if you would like additional information or have any questions.

Many thanks in advance for your time and assistance.  We truly appreciate your support in helping us to preserve the legacy of those who sacrificed so much for our country.


Anita Pidala
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Mail: PO Box 207, Vails Gate, NY 12584
Visit: 374 Temple Hill Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
Telephone: (845)561-1765| Fax: (845)569-0382

“I want you boys to hurry up and whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the s**t out of the purple-pissing Japanese, before the Godda**ed MARINES get all the credit!”

Lt General George Patton, US Army 1945 (The person it took a Marine to properly portray in the movie.)