75th Anniversary of Iwo Jima
February 2020 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Marine Corps assault on Iwo Jima. We must never forget those that sacrificed so much during this battle, in fact 22 U.S. Marines and 5 U.S. Navy Sailors received the Medal of Honor during this fight! Up till February 1945 no foreign power had ever conquered any Japanese territory in 5,000 years. Help us commemorate this anniversary by donating to support the publication that will forever honor those that served. As ADM Chester Nimitz stated, "Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue".
Any Association is only as good as those that participate. For many years, few decades to be honest, Tom Green has put his heart and soul into this Association. During the Annual Meeting Tom Green, in photo on left was presented the Association's highest award, the
"NON-SIBI, SED PATRIAE"; "NOT FOR SELF, BUT FOR COUNTRY."
Tom has been with the Association since 1989 when he became the MCROA Office Manager. Since then, he has served as the Deputy Director, Secretary, the VP-Legislative Affairs, the representative to the TMC, Veterans-Reserve Affairs Sub-committee, was the driving force behind the MCRA Charity golf tournament and finally he is the Deputy Executive Director.
The Association is fortunate to have Tom within the leadership ranks. This is a well deserved and long overdue award.