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“Words are even more feeble on Memorial Day, for the sight before us is that of a strong and good nation that stands in silence and remembers those who were loved and who, in return, loved their countrymen enough to die for them.”

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th President of the United States.

To those brave Marines who “foremost fighting fell”

Memorial Day originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. We the members of MCITTA again remember our duty to our fallen brethren and commemorate their sacrifice.  Memorial Day is not about division. It is about reconciliation; it is about coming together to honor those who gave their all. Many Americans nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper flag etiquette for the day. Some people think the day is for honoring any and all dead, and not just those fallen in service to our country. From the Military Times Hall of Valor, 6781 Service Members have fought and died in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn as of May 2014. Therefore, we Marines wherever we celebrate should make the effort to fly our flag, sing our Hymn and especially attend a local parade or visit a gravesite near our home and pause for a moment to honor our MCITTA and Marine fallen, brethren. We will never allow any fallen Marine for even a picosecond to believe that they are “The Forgotten Ones.”

Semper Fidelis
Vince Burdelski
Chairman of the Board

Roll of Honor

General Carl Mundy's Funeral


Known members of MCITTA who have passed away

Richard I. McGearty,  passed away in 2011 as well as Sally (his wife)
Tom Stockton
, a good and faithful member of MCITTA, passed on the 27th of Dec., 2011, at his home.
Mitchell Paradis, instrumental in the founding of MCITTA, passed on November 1st, 2012, at his home in Nova Scotia. (Photo) (Tribute)
Vance I. Disbrow, Jr. (From Semper Fidelis) passed in Dec 2012
Zacharis Fuentes,
(Jan 3, 1940 - Jan 21, 2013)
Alfred F. Loreth
, passed on 13th of March, 2013
Zbigniew "Zig" Wierzel, (Aug 10, 1959 - Sep 29, 2014)
Francis Wade "Frank" Liles, (Mar 7, 1942 - Oct 18, 2014)
Michael T. Bianchino (Mar 29, 1939 - Nov 6, 2014)
    Sierra Vista Herald on Mike
Bill Hulsey (passed on 8 Aug 2008)
Willia Kiefer (date of death unknown)
Frank Liles(passed in 2014)
Connie Mancillas-Associate(passed in 2019)
Mike McKeever (passed on in 2019)
Mike Desare (passed 1 Feb 2002) (Clark Veterans Cemetery)
James "Jim" Sowders (passed 12 May 2015)
Nick Marzi (a former ITT Member passed 16 September 2015 in Florida)
TJ (Timothy) Hady (a former ITT Member passed 19 September 2015 in Minnesota)
MGySgt Willie (Bill) Curry (passed away on May 11th, 2016 in California)
Dudley (Buck) Worthy (passed away on April 5th, 2016 in Hawaii.)
James (Jim) Massie (passed away-No additional information or date available)
James E. "Jim" Haskins (passed away on September 7, 2017 after a valiant battle against cancer)

GySgt Jim Riemer,USMC Retired(passed away on 15 April, 2019 after a valiant battle against cancer in Escondido, CA.)

MSgt Bill McGowan, USMC Retired(passed away on 04 May, 2020 after a valiant battle against cancer.)

SSgt Brian Jones – passed away Dec 2021

GySgt Billy Woolfolk passed away Dec 2021

MGySgt Johnny Ashbury – passed away May 2022

CWO4 Al Kent – passed away May 2022

GySgt Manny Mendoza– passed away July 2022

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