Take on the 2020 Boots on the Ground Virtual Challenge Series! Compete with other participants to run, walk, bike, or swim each event. Whether you complete one event or the entire series, you will be supporting Today’s Marines and displaying the core values of HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT.
Each year, past recipients of the prestigious Marine of the Year award vote a new member into this brotherhood. Many aspects of a candidate’s life are taken into account such as participation in League activities, community service and those who go above and beyond. This year the unanimous choice was Junior Vice Commandant, Calvin Reichhold and presented to him at the awards dinner held at Monte Cello’s Restaurant on Babcock Blvd., on June 5, 2019.
Calvin joined Detachment #310 in 2013 and hit the ground with both feet running. For the past three years he served as Junior Vice and attended all the state and local meetings with Commandant Karl Wilzer. Calvin has participated in various League functions such as Color Guard at numerous events, funeral services, League sponsored events for the community and volunteers whenever a Marine is needed.
Calvin joined the Marine Corps in October 1966; serving three and a half years on active duty and the remainder of his time on inactive reserve. Boot camp was Parris Island, NC. Stationed at Camp Pendleton for the first 11 months of 1967, he was then shipped to Vietnam where his MOS was 1371 Combat Engineer (TAD to the 101st Airborn) and his primary duty was detection and mine sweeping. His squad was nicknamed ‘Gypsy Bravo’ as they covered a vast area to enable roads and landing strips to be constructed for Camp Eagle, Headquarters of the 101st Air Cav and Seabees. They received an Army Unit Citation for their commendable work and performance during combat conditions. He was discharged out of Camp Lejeune, Charlie Company 2nd Engineers, October 1969.
Calvin returned to his native Pittsburgh and secured a job with the Eichleay Company (a local large construction company) as a heavy equipment mechanic and promoted to journeyman within four years. He married Carol Vigliotti (from Hampton) in 1972 and they currently live in Wexford. They have a son and daughter and four granddaughters. Calvin also is a member of the American Legion and West View VFW. In addition, he is the manager for the St Paul Lutheran Church cemetery (NorthPark).
At the regularly scheduled meeting of Detachment 310 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, newly elected officers were inducted by Past Commandant Paul Cusick. Previous elected officers were Karl Wilzer (Commandant), Matt Popovich (Sr. Vice), Calvin Reichhold (Jr. Vice), Dave Thens (Judge Advocate). Appointed officers were Ed Peters (Sgt. At Arms) will remain, Bob Timet (Chaplain) will remain, Janet Lindner (Adjutant/Paymaster) will retire.
Janet Lindner is currently the recording secretary for the Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and has held this position for many years. Her interest in the Detachment stemmed from her father, the late George Lindner, Jr. who served as Chaplain and Newsletter Editor.
Janet is an energetic, talented and extremely organized individual. She has received many accolades from various community organizations for her dedication and endless hours of volunteer services, including the recipient of the first Associate Marine of the Year award for Detachment 310 and the prestigious Chapel of the Four Chaplains award. Janet also chairs the Chapel of the Four Chaplains program for our detachment. She is very active in her parish, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, with organizing and working the several events they hold during the year as well as daily and weekly programs.
A favorite pastime is shopping for Christmas presents for the North Hills Community Outreach program and The Genesis of Pittsburgh. Her creative talents reflect on the hundreds of Chinese auction baskets she has made over the years for the various organizations and for our MCL golf outing and pasta dinner fund raisers in addition to organizing and working these two huge fund raisers.
Two years ago, upon being asked to take on additional responsibilities for the detachment as Adjutant/Paymaster, she stepped up. She will remain as recording secretary for the detachment but is retiring from the Adjutant/Paymaster position as her responsibilities and demands on her time outside our league has expanded. Her talents to organize the Adjutant/Paymaster office during her tenure is greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Janet. You are one in a million and we are so grateful to have you in our detachment.
William J. “Bill” Parker Sr.
February 25, 1930 ~ August 27, 2019 (age 89)
Age 89, of North Side, on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Beloved husband of Dorothy McKeen Parker; loving father of Terry Meccarielli, Lee (Terry) Caguello, Patricia Parker, and William J., Jr. (Beth) Parker; dear grandfather of Maryssa, Lauren, Eva, Liam, Noelle, and Trey; brother of Dan (Susan) Boeh and the late James (surviving Dolores) Boeh; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. FRIDAY ONLY at the HUGHES FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1501 Lowrie Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-Troy Hill, where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 8 p.m. Bill was a proud member of the US Marine Corps and served during the Korean War, also the Marine Corps League Detachment 310 and retired as a City of Pgh. Police Officer after 30 years of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marine Corps League Detachment 310, P.O. Box 15433, Pgh., PA 15237. Please visit his online guestbook at www.hughesfhinc.com.
August 30, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hughes Funeral Home, Inc.
1501 Lowrie Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
The acceptable pistols for the service match are, any 1911 model .45 ACP, Beretta model 92FS or M9, .38 cal. Revolver, or the Glock 19. Open match guidelines are any center fire pistol over .22 cal. and up to .50 cal. All Pistols service and open are iron sights only.
June 7th, 2019
1700-1915 Team Captain Check-in HQ Bldg. FITG.
1930-2030 Team Captain and New Shooter briefing. (all new shooters must attend including any shooter who has not shot within the last 5 years).
June 8th, 2019 (June 9th, 2019-Rain Date)
0630-0645 All shooters arrive at the Parking area to await permission to occupy the Range.
0700-0745 All shooters assist in setting up tables, targets, shooting equipment.
0745-0800 Range safety briefing by OIC Roy Schrimp
0800 Colors, National Anthem, Marines Hymn.
0805-0815 (est.)1st relay Shooters to the ready line to prepare to occupy the line, score keepers to the ready line. Line officers to the center of the line for equipment check and instructions. OIC, RSO, Corpsmen to the center of the line.
0815 (est.) 1st prep period begins. 0820 1st shot down range.
All shooters must stay on the range for the entire match. No shooter shall leave the range except to retrieve items from a vehicle or use the far head. All others need to be between the ready line and the road however not being more than 30 yards away from the ready line for any length of time. All shooters will need to help on the range whenever asked, restrictions on the registration form will be considered. Any shooter refusing to assist with scoring or line officer duties will be disqualified and asked to leave the range, all disqualifications also affect the shooters entire team(s). Team Captains are expected to keep order within their respective teams and keep their shooters where they are needed and belong. Lunch will not be provided so make sure to bring your lunch and beverages to the range, as always water will be provided. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at the match come out and have some fun, Semper Fi- The Marksmanship Committee.
Food prepared by Monte Cello’s Restaurant
Cake from Lincoln Bakery included
Sunday May 5, 2019
Noon to 6 p.m.
Held at West View VFW Post 2754 Hall
Advance sale tickets Preferred
(Tickets can be purchased at the door)
Cost $10 for adults
$8 for children ages 6-12
Children under 6 eat for free
Chinese Auction/Basket Raffle
Proceeds benefit the outreach projects of
Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310
Marine Corps League
Donations Gratefully Accepted
Tickets may be purchased by contacting:
Matt Popovich 724-348-6535
Bob Timet 412-369-5188
Gerry Kunic 412-874-6186
Caring & Sharing Pittsburgh invited Three Rivers Leathernecks to participate again in the river cruise it hosts annually for four days after Labor Day for Veterans. Detachment 310 performed a rifle salute while Taps played after a memorial wreath was dropped at The Point by the Cooties on Friday, September 8, 2018. Bob Abbott, Caring & Sharing Pittsburgh President for the past 13 years, sat at the reception desk, greeting the Veterans from various areas of the greater Pittsburgh area including Erie and West Virginia. Bob, a former Marine served for three years and did a tour in Korea, has volunteered with Caring & Sharing for 32 years. This well-organized event comes together only with the participation of 17 different organizations volunteering. The Salvation Army Disaster Relief provided hot coffee and donuts first thing in the morning. The Cooties presented a $2,000 check to Caring & Sharing.
Ed has been an active member with the Three Rivers Leathernecks for eight years and held the position of Sargent at Arms for five years.
Ed lives in Franklin Park with his wife, Lynn.
Ed served in the USMC from 1960 until 1964 beginning in Parris Island. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune for two years as a radio operator for the company commander. For a short period of time he was stationed onboard a helicopter carrier during the Cuban crises. He was also stationed in Yorktown, VA where he oversaw the squad detailed guarding the nuclear weapons which were transported to Norfolk.
In civilian life, Ed worked for the Pennsylvania State Police Department for 25 years. After that, he spent the next 10 years working for the District Attorney’s office of Washington County where he established the domestic sex crime unit and interacted with all local jurisdictions.
Since joining Three Rivers Leathernecks Bill and Nancy McClements have been very active in the various functions of our MCL and were always accompanied by Winston. He was a French Bulldog with a mild and friendly temperament which attracted most people. Parades were a highlight as Winston proudly walked the entire parade route with league members to the joy of the kids sitting curbside. Last year, however, Sgt. Winston rode in the Duckie vehicle with Nancy. His failing health saddened us because in our hearts he was very much a special member of our league.
Winston passed away
on July 11, 2018
at the age of 15
Meet Our New Mascot – Iwo Jima McClements
Born June 10, 2018, this coal black French Bulldog cutie is full of life. He’s been with Bill and Nancy for a couple months and is currently in a six-month boot camp training program for proper behavior in parades and social events. Unlike the English Bulldogs who weigh in at 40+ pounds, the French dogs are much smaller. The dog’s name, Iwo Jima fondly nick named ‘Iwo’ was Bill’s choice. Bill wanted an association to the military, especially the Marines. Never without a dog, the McClements had an American Eskimo dog named Sergeant prior to Winston. Bill and Nancy currently live in Murrysville. There are five grandkids who are ecstatic about the new family member. We got our first introduction to Iwo at the MCL picnic in September. We hope to see them all at upcoming events for the league.