Brazos Valley

Marine Corps League

Recent Events


Box Fans for Seniors

The Brazos Valley Marine Corps League delivered 25 box fans to Isle of Watercrest on June 24 for seniors needing them.

Harry Bruce "Retreat Hell" Award

Detachment 1391 presented a Mameluke Sword to a top performing Texas A&M NROTC graduate at his commissioning ceremony into the United States Marine Corps on May 14, 2021.

CSPOA Benefit

The College Station Police Officers Association held a benefit at the A & M Church of Christ on April 17 to raise money to help a local police officer cover the cost of cancer treatment for his 12 year old daughter. Glen Saunders and Al Diaz from the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League man the indoor meal distribution table. Other members of Detachment 1391 served in the kitchen, or by directing traffic and distributing meals at the drive-through pickup point.

Wreaths Across America Traveling Exhibit

Detachment 1391 supported the Wreaths Across America’s traveling exhibit when it visited the Brazos Valley, stopping at the American Legion in Bryan, Texas.

Gulf War Statue Dedication Ceremony

The Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial dedicated the Gulf War Statue at Veterans Park & Athlectic Complex in College Station on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Anthony Poletti, Marine Corps League Department of Texas Junior Vice Commandant, a Gulf War veteran, stands next to the Gulf War Statue.

Scholarships for Texas A&M Marines

Colonel Jerry Smith, USMC (Retired), of Texas A&M's Veterans Resource and Support Center, and Brazos Valley Marine Corps League Commandant Benito Vallejo present $500 scholarships to 4 top performing Marines at Texas A&M.

Scholarships for Blinn College Marines

Brazos Valley Marine Corps League Commandant Benito Vallejo and Paymaster Roger Martinez present $500 scholarships to 2 top performing Marines at Blinn College.

Placing a Veteran's Headstone

On February 2, 2021, Benito Vallejo, Detachment 1391 Commandant, along with Robert Jackson of the Bryan City Cemetery, placed the headstone for veteran Malvin Tayler in response to a request for assistance by his family.

Placing Wreaths on Veteran Graves

Detachment 1391 placed wreaths on 360 veteran graves at the Bryan City Cemetery on December 19, 2020. Shown are members of the detachment that placed the wreaths on those graves placed in the new Bryan City Cemetery Section 28, which is dedicated to veterans.

Aggieland Humane Society

Detachment 1391 delivers with the help of Santa an assortment of needed items to the Aggieland Humane Society.


75th Anniversary of World War II

Commandant Benito Vallejo of the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League proposed and led the planning for a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which was held at the World War II Memorial in Veterans Park, College Station.

Parks Pal

In conjunction with the City of College Station Parks & Recreation, the Brazos Valley Marine Corps League sponsored the Parks Pal event. Families drove to a pickup station at the Stephen C. Beachy Park to select and adapt their Park Pal. Options included dogs, cats, bunnies, and unicorns. The event was attended by 225 cars, which adopted 670 Park Pals. The stuffed animals were provided by the BVMCL.

Bryan City Cemetery Veterans Section

On August 7, 2020, Brazos Valley veteran’s organizations met at Block 28 of the Bryan City Cemetery to show their support for it being designated the Bryan City Cemetery Veterans Section. Veteran organizations represented included the Marine Corps League, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans, and Submariners.