|1stBn, 1st Marines Golf Tournament 2008|
Date(s): October 27, 2008. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by ©2008 B.B. Yarborough. 1 - 202 of 202 Total. 17740 Visits.
|The second annual 1/1 (1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division) Golf tournament took place October 27, 2008 at the Newport Beach Country Club, Newport Beach, California.|
The citizens of Newport Beach once again proved their generosity and willingness to support 1/1, their Adopted Battalion. After the early morning fog gave way to sunshine, it was beautiful day of golf. Afterward, players, 1/1 Marines, and guests enjoyed a reception on the club patio, followed by dinner in the dining room and an enthusiastic auction of several premium level prizes.
Distinguished guests and 1/1 Tournament players included MajGen Tom Waldhauser, Commanding General 1st Marine Division, MajGen Jed Pearson, USMC(ret), LtCol Tye Wallace, Commanding Officer of the battalion, Maj Pete McAleer 1/1 Executive Officer, and 1/1 Sergeant Major, Troy Dabney. As well as 1/1 and 1st MarDiv, guests included Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force, also headquartered at Camp Pendleton. USMC combat vehicles on display courtesy 1/1 and 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance battalion. 1st Marine Division is the largest, oldest, and most decorated division in the United States Marine Corps.
The 2008 Tournament Chair was once again Mr. Dan Marcheano, Newport Beach resident and owner of the Arches restaurants, assisted by select members of the Newport Beach 1/1 Adoption Committee and other volunteers.
1/1 is scheduled for deployment with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in early 2009, 1/1's fifth deployment since its Adoption by the community of Newport Beach in December 2003. One day after the tournament 1/1 boarded US Navy ships for a three week training exercise at sea off the coast of Southern California.
100% of the proceeds from the 1/1 Golf Tournament will be used to support the Marines, sailors, and families of 1/1, both when the Battalion is deployed and when it's at Camp Pendleton, and to support 1/1's Marine Corps Birthday Ball in November 2008.
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To support 1/1 deployed, click HERE. You can participate in future golf tournaments and other events which the Adoption Committee in Newport Beach organizes from time to time, including sending cards, letters, and care packages directly to the Marines and sailors of 1/1 forward deployed.
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