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“Along with unapologetic self-promotion, a strong sense of identity has enabled the Corps to exert a powerful influence on American politics and culture.”

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

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1. TVD Meeting Minutes for 17 September 2020. TVD Membership Meeting Minutes.
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. TVD Newsletter 20 August 2020, Editor Gary Randel
6.  Veterans Services Quarterly Bulletin July 2020
7.  Online Power Breath Meditation workshop, contact:Mitzi Cheldelin <>

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


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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:

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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
Walt Modler

TVD Meeting Site

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To download a copy of the Bulletin, click on the title: 2020 – July Veterans Service Bulletin

The Power Breath Workshop is now being offered virtually. If you have a Veteran or family member who would benefit from this, but they have been hesitant to commit to the time away from home this is an excellent opportunity to participate from the comfort and security of their own home. This workshop is FREE.

Contact Leslye Moore if you have questions or to sign up The 6-part course dates and times are below – all sessions must be attended.

Friday, August 21 – 7:00-9:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, August 22 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Sunday, August 23 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Friday, August 28 – 7:00-9:30 p.m. PDT
Saturday, August 29 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
Sunday, August 30 – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT

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“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.)