Brazos Valley

Marine Corps League

Recent Events


Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday, May 28, 2018 members of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League participated in the Memorial Day ceremony at Post 159 of the American Legion.

Placing Flags on Veteran’s Graves

On Saturday, May 26, 2018 members of Detachment 1391 of the Marine Corps League placed flags on veteran’s graves at the Bryan City Cemetery.

Harry Bruce Award

On Friday, May 11, 2018 members of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League (Detachment 1391) presented the Harry Bruce Award (a Mameluke sword) to Michael Russell at the Texas A& M commissioning ceremony at noon in the Rudder Theater. Keith Stephens, Detachment Commandant, and Doug Tennis, Detachment Vice Commandant, presented the sword.

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Detachment 1391 made our fourth Hurricane Harvey Relief donation delivery on April 27, 2018 to Houston area veterans. Thanks to the generous support of the Brazos Valley community we were able to load up three trucks and a trailer full of furniture, clothing, and household goods.

Welcome Home

BVMCL Detachment 1391 grilled burgers and hotdogs for the Welcome Home event for the 420th Engineering Brigade on its return home from the Middle East at the American Legion Post 159 on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Poolee Family Day

The BVMCL provided the food for the 2018 RSS College Station Poolee Family Day on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Museum of The American GI. Poolee Family Day is a celebration for the candidates and their families from the Brazos Valley before they depart for Marine Bootcamp.

Veterans Resource Fair

On March 3, 2018 Detachment 1391 of the Marine Corps League manned a Veterans Resource Fair table at Post 159 of the American Legion. Supported by the Texas Veterans Commission, Brazos Valley Cares, Lone Stare Legal Aid and Central TX Veterans Health Care System, the fair provides veterans with employment, health care, legal, and veteran organization information. Olivia Burnside is pictured at the BVMCL table.

Enlisted Marine Scholarship

Doug Tennis presents the BVMLC $500 Enlisted Marine Scholarship to the top 4 Enlisted Marines at Texas A & M. The scholarships were awarded to Evan McKague, Michael Prater, Manuel Mendoza, and Walter Hines.

Wreaths Across America

Members of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League and their families replace the flags placed on veteran's graves in the Bryan City Cemetery with wreaths.

Operation Seatback

On December 13, 2017 the BVMCL members performed one of their primary fund raiser, that of removing seatbacks from Kyle Field.

Make A Smile Happen (M*A*S*H)

Members of the BVMCL help collect, sort, and package toys collected for underprivileged kids in the Brazos Valley.

242nd Marine Corps Birthday Party

Doug Tennis cuts the birthday cake at the BVMCL birthday party held on our normal meeting date, the second Monday of November.