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The Choctaw Detachment
of the Marine Corps League
Serving the Marines, their families and
the Community of Baton Rouge

Upcoming Special Events
Saturday 29 May 0730
Louisiana State Capitol

At approximately 0800 Flags will be carried in by the "For Our Fallen" organization which consists of active and former military members. Please line the street in front of the State Capitol @ 7:30am to Welcome the "Heroes Hump" carrying the flags.
The Ceremony will begin @ approximately 9:00 am followed by Blue Star Mothers and volunteers will be planting 11,000 American flags and reading the names of the fallen from 9/11 to present day.
The public is encouraged to attend. Sitting for the ceremony is very limited. Please bring your lawn chairs. It's a great experience so please bring your children and your grandchildren!!

Recurring Monthly Meetings
Detachent Breakfast

0800 Tuesdays
Frank's Restaurant
8353 Airline Hwy,
Baton Rouge

Monthly Business Meeting

1830 1st Tuesday of the Month
BRPD Training Academy
9000 Airline Hwy, Baton Rouge

After The Meeting Social

First Tuesday
~ 2000

Welcome to the web site of "The Choctaw Detachment", Detachment #778 of the Marine Corps League. Marine Corps League was incorporated by an act of Congress in 1937. It perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe and anchor of the Corps. The mission of the League is to provide an organization where Marines can join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of theStates Marine Corps. As part of this mission we render aid and assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans. We also support the community they live in  
The members of this Detachment live up to these traditions by supporting the Baton Rouge Area Marines and their families . This includes providing Funeral Honors for fallen Marines. We also help our community by providing educational programs at local schools, participating in patriotic events, volunteering for community projects/events and supporting local charities
Members of this Detachment use this site to keep current with all information of interest to this detachment.  Non-League visitors are welcome to browse our site pages to see what we are involved in.
If you are a MARINE or an FMF Navy Corpsman and considering membership in the Marine Corps League we invite you to fill out a membership application.  WE ARE ALWAYS  LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN to join our ranks. To become a Member you must have served honorably for at least 90 days. Your current status may be active, reserve, retired, or former active duty Marine or FMF Navy Corpsman. If you don't meet these criteria you can still join as an Associate Member .If you live in Louisiana and are not in the Baton Rouge area please click to find a detachment in your area.

Semper Fidelis
James Roy

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Among other things the Choctaw Detachment regularly volunteers at St. Vincent DePaul homeless shelter and Baton Rouge Soldier Outreach

The Choctaw Detachment assists the local Marine Corps Reserve by collecting toys and donations throughout November nd December.

Every Friday the Choctaw Detachment provides free coffee and donuts to the patients and their families at the Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic on Essen Park Lane. Good fellowship accompanies the food and beverages. It is our goal to lighten the stress the patients and the families might be feeling. In addition we also help as volunteers to free up the staff to give more time to the patients.

The Choxtaw Detachment supports the Local Young Marine Detachment financially and through leadership

The Choctaw Detachment recognizes Boy Scouts who have acheived the status of Eagle Scout by presenting them the Marine Corps League's "Good Citizenship Award" Certificate and a Special Marine Corps League Eagle Patch at the annual Eagle Scouts Awatd dinner.

The Choctaw Detachment supports the Baton Rouge Community through Assisting Marines and FMF Corpsmen and their families; Supporting the Young Marines; Awarding scholarships; Participating in patriotic functions; Recognizing people who contribute to our community and many more important programs.  Following the flood of 2016 we collected and distributed over $46,000 to Marines and their families in the area. We also provide free coffee "and" every Friday at the VA Clinic.  Your gifts will help us to continue these worthwhile programs. We are a non-profit 501(c)(4) Veterans Organization so your contributions are TAX DEDUCTABLE.  

Send your check made out to "Choctaw Detachment MCL" to:

Choctaw Detachment

11528 Old Hammond Highway, Apartment 1904

Baton Rouge LA 70816

Note in the remarks section if you want your money to go to a specific program.

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