These 3/5 Marines are celebrating the wrap-up of their six-week training in 29 Palms. Or is that a major sugar high we see? Lt Col Rice planned a "Warrior Night" which included a big steak dinner, and asked TDH to provide dessert. Event Coordinator, Teresa Bonutto, issued a call to arms for "Operation Sweet Tooth."
TDH members, Teresa Bonutto,Cathy Koperek and Karen Robbins (above) joined other TDH elves to put on a Christmas party for 3/5 Marines and their families. A helicopter hangar was transformed into a winter wonderland as about 1,000 Marines, many with spouses and children in tow, met up with Santa. Proof of a successful Toy Drive was the smiles on those kids' faces.
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Team Dark Horse Is raising funds to cover costs for 25 Memorial Banners, one for each fallen Marine from the 2010 Sangin, Afghanistan deployment. The banners, featuring photos selected by Gold Star families, will be hung on light standards lining city streets on which the Memorial Day Half-Marathon, 5- and 10-K race will be run. The banners will remain in place through July 4.
Last year, over 100 Marines joined hundreds of others in this popular annual event. Run the trails and roads of Laguna Hills in a Half Marathon, 5k Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk and a ½ Mile Kids’ Run.
This year, the 3/5 will be deployed, but we are expecting many of their families and other Camp Pendleton Marinesto participate – watch out for those Stroller Warriors!
Join the fun at the Finish Line, where you can congratulate all the runners, and be wowed by the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums procession (see below).
Then visit booths featuring all sorts of vendors and sponsors. One of the most popular exhibits is the one the Marines set up. They invite you (and especially the kids) to climb aboard a Humvee, check out their weapons and gear, and even get your face painted in camouflage.
YOU CAN HONOR THESE FALLEN MARINES BY DONATING TO THE BANNER FUND. FEEL A SENSE OF HONOR AND GRATITUDE EVERY TIME YOU DRIVE PAST "YOUR" MARINE. INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN TIME FOR THE HALF MARATHON IN MAY WHEN SOME GOLD STAR FAMILIES WILL BE IN LAGUNA HILLS FOR THE RACE. CHECK OUT THE TIERED SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM!
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine, 1st Division - official USMC site: 1stmardiv.marines.mil/Units/5THMARINE
NPR piece on the Sangin Deployment: npr.org/afghan-hell-on-earth-for-darkhorse-marines
501(C)(3) ID# 27-4526336
Since 1999, the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society (LAPES) Pipes and Drums has been inspiring audiences with their bagpipe and drum performances. Dressed in full Irish regalia, their mission is to support and serve their community through their music. When LAPES Pipes & Drums heard about Dark Horse Marines and our Memorial Day event, they were eager to participate. As the only Police Emerald Society Pipe Band on the west coast, they are in high demand, so we are honored to have them. Be on hand at 9:00 am at the Community Center for this very special performance.
Team Dark Horse is a 501(C)(3) organization (ID #27-4526336)
Organization Legal Name: 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 1st Division Support Committee dba Laguna HillsTeam Dark Horse
Mailing Address: 25462 Nellie Gail Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org