It is official. We will be conducting a Charter Ceremony for the newest Marine Corps League Detachment in West Virginia. The "Sgt. Mecot Camara" Detachment will come to life on December 15th at noon. Sgt. Camara was a young Marine from southern West Virginia who was killed in the Beirut Bombing attack on October 23, 1983. The ceremony will take place at the American Legion Post 32, located at 1208 South Kanawhy Street, Beckley, West Virginia 25801. there will be light food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available for everyone. We anticipate the ceremony to take approzimately an hour and then some time to socialize afterwards if you choose. New Charters are not given out very often and this is the first in our great state in many years. Please come out and help us make this a memorable event. Semper Fidelis ~ written by Rodney Mayberry ~ thank you so much

Chosen Top Ten Finalist for the prestigious US Marine Corps Alexander Award for Excellent Writing

On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber rammed a truck filled with explosives into barracks housing United States Marines in Beirut, Lebanon. Two hundred forty-on Americans died that day. Among the, Sgt. Mecot Camara. his little sister, Elisa, their family and the small town of Hinton, West Virginia would never be the same. In this moving tribute to her big brother, and all the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, Elisa Camara recounts the life, the loves, and the adventures of an ordinary small town American boy who grew up to become an extraordinary man, a devoted son, husband and father, and, ultimately, a proud United States Marine who gave his life for his country. For Elisa, this is meant to serve not only as a cathartic telling of her brother's amazing story, but also as a reminder of the importance of courage, respect and selflessness--the very qualities that Mecot Camara embodied. The qualities that made him the quintessential American Brother.

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