Members of the Marine Corps League join in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving traditions, promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service. Effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy. Voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains, and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen and FMF Chaplains and their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
The Yagle Brothers detachment was officially chartered in 1972, and is named after brothers, Thomas and Roger Yagle. Thomas Yagle was the first U.S. serviceman from the Grand Traverse Region of Michigan to be killed in Vietnam. He was a Mortar man with the 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division, FMF. He was killed in action on 16 April 1966, in the Quang Nam Province, Republic of South Vietnam. His brother, Roger Yagle enlisted in 1967 and was wounded three times, but survived Vietnam only to die stateside in an automobile accident near Camp Lejeune, NC.
The Yagle Brothers Detachment #165 holds meetings at 7pm, on the second Wednesday of each month. Our meetings are conducted under a unified ritual with the Marine Corps atmosphere predominating.
The first Northwest Michigan Veteran/Military EXPO will take place at the Wexford County Civic Center located at 1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601 on August 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event is a collaboration of many sponsors throughout Michigan. The event will host military recruiters, VA representatives, Operation Injured Soldier representatives, accredited veteran service officers from around the region, supportive services for veterans and families, the Traverse City Vet Center, the Cadillac Honor Guard and many others who support and provide services for veterans and families of Northern Michigan. The event is free to attend and there will also be free raffles throughout the day for veterans/military and their spouses
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. 6:00 pm meal and social hour, 7:00 pm meeting.
2033 Honor Highway, Interlochen, Mi. 49643