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Your Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel News for October 2022

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.

Meet The Author Panel featuring a trio of accomplished OIF/OEF Veteran authors.

This local event may be of interest to some members.

Come Join Us At Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel


Thursday 13 October 2022 at 6pm

(Doors Open: 5:30pm)

Commandant’s Room (11th Floor)

Marines’ Memorial Association & Foundation invites you to our next Meet The Author Panel featuring a trio of accomplished OIF/OEF Veteran authors at the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel for a short presentation by each author, followed by a moderated Question & Answer period.


Come and hear these recent Veterans discuss their books and provide a perspective of recent combat operations and veterans’ affairs.


Major Fred Galvin, USMC (Ret) served twenty-six years as a Marine infantry, reconnaissance, force reconnaissance, and special operator in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other hotspots. His recent book, ‘A Few Bad Men’ is a non-fiction account of the first Marine Special Operations Task Force that was deployed to combat in Afghanistan and was caught in a Taliban-coordinated complex ambush and provides the full story of the case including the declassified courtroom testimonies from the most highly publicized war crimes trial during the war in Afghanistan.


Amy Forsythe is an award-winning military journalist who has served five combat deployments covering military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA, she joined the Marine Corps in 1993 as a combat correspondent. Her imagery from covering military operations around the world has been featured in numerous international and national media outlets. Her photos and video content continue to be used for historical purposes in documentaries and academic research. Her first book. ‘Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11’ started as a passion project to showcase the memorials and markers on Camp Pendleton which has turned into a collaborative work of art that honors our fallen heroes of the post-9/11 generation.


Major Scott Huesing, USMC (Ret) is no stranger to the Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel. He is a former infantry officer with over 24 years of enlisted and commissioned service including 10 deployments and operations in over 60 countries, during which he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions. In his 2018 book, ‘Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City,’ Huesing transports readers to the deadly streets of Iraq in a visceral, gripping portrayal of urban combat. Bound together by honor and surrounded by chaos, his Marines battled on the frontlines of a war without rules against an elusive, ruthless enemy who wore no uniforms and showed little mercy. ‘Echo in Ramadi’ is an unforgettable portrayal of war that will leave readers amazed and moved by the experiences and emotions of combat.

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Help families of fallen heroes

An item from a fellow veterans service organization in the Bay Area.

Honor our heroes’ sacrifice by helping their families.
Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is 9/25
Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day is 9/25
Dear Michael Barbour,
Every September, we pay tribute to the parents and families of our fallen military heroes. Each one lost a loved one who bravely served our Nation.
As a fellow patriot, you appreciate the sacrifices made by military individuals. So, I’m sure you would agree they deserve our honor and respect. And that we owe it to them to do what we can to help their families left behind.
That is why I am asking you to make a gift today. Your generosity will provide solace and comfort to people like Dianne Layfield, whose son died in Iraq, through programs like our Gold Star Parents Honor and Remembrance event. You’ll also ensure that the memories of our Country’s heroes live on through our Tribute Wall. Every dollar you give will help Commemorate, Educate, and Serve America’s defenders and their families.
“Here we can cry, laugh, grieve, and heal among others who have shared the same heartbreak of losing our loved ones in conflict.”
— Dianne Layfield, Gold Star Mom of Lance Cpl. Travis Layfield
“I knew that my son would always be remembered [here]. That’s one of the biggest fears that Gold Star families have: that our children will be forgotten. That’s not going to happen.”
— Yolanda Vega, Gold Star Mom of Senior Airman Jonathan Vega Yelner
Please give today. I cannot think of a better way to honor our fallen heroes than by helping those who love them most.
Semper Fidelis,
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Michael A. Rocco
Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret.)
President & CEO
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P.S. Your gift now will help keep alive the legacy of those who gave their lives to protect us.
After two years of COVID cancellations, we are thrilled to be holding our 2023 Gold Star Parents Honor and Remembrance event March 1-3!
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