Membership

1 Marine Division Command Structure       How To Join      Former Chapter Presidents    
Founding Members    Meet Our Chapter Members      Meet Our Valued Chapter Support Member
By-Laws    Chapter Statistics   


The Chapter is a great way for Marines and Sailors of all generations to come together and share their experience and to honor our fellow Marines and Sailors, and also to continue Marine Corps traditions.

 

Membership Eligibility:

Membership in the 1st Marine Division Association, is open to anyone who at anytime honorably served in, is now serving, was attached to, or in support of the 1st Marine Division.





How to join

Regular Membership
is open to those who served in the 1st Marine Division at any time since its formation in 1941, to include those serving with attached or supporting units, such as Corpsman, aviation units, Seabees, ships, other regiments, battalions and companies.
     



Join the Orange County, California Chapter First Marine Division Association (OCCCFMDA) by submitting application and annual dues of $25.

FREE Chapter dues: for Active Duty/Reserve personnel assigned to,
or in support of the First Marine Division.

        Membership application and how to join, and information update:
 ***Chapter application is currently being updated***


Chapter Support

Chapter Support Members are our valued volunteers.  To be a Chapter Support Member it is absolutely FREE.  Simply complete the Regular OCCCFMDA Membership application. 

The Chapter Support Member is open to anyone, civilian or Military, spouse, siblings, parents,
friends, etc. who want to be part of the Chapter.

They are welcomed to attend our meetings and all events.


Chapter Support Members are non-voting members.





Mailing address:

OCCCFMDA
3252 Florista Street

Los Alamitos, CA 90720



You may submit any information updates online: Contact us

Donation request from the OC Chapter application.

If you have any questions please contact the Chapter Membership Rep:
sha @ occfmda. org


Update your: contact information and status


 
Orange County Chapter Founding Members

 Honorary President
Colonel Mitchell Page, Medal of Honor
 President
Bob Wolfenstein
 Vice President
Hugo Calaci
 Secretary
Sel Handler
 Treasurer
Ed Gillaspy

 Jack Alexander
Medford Grantham
Ray Pacheco
Ronald B. Cameron
Earl Halberg
Albert J. Perry
 Jose L. Castillo
 James P. Harris Jr.
Bob Ricks
Ralph D. Crouch
 Joe Jaime
 Bud Rose
 Luis J. DeLeon
 Joseph Kucik
 Augustus Studdard
 Dominic A. Fiorane
 David Marshall
 Thomas Williams
 Al Fleury
 John McCormack
 James H. Zeigler
 Ron Fukuoka
 Roy D. Milligan
 John Shaugnnessy, SgtMaj
 John Gilbert
 Lawrence Moore
 










 
Former Chapter Presidents


 Bob Wolfenstein
1979-1980
 Dave Marshall 
1981
 Hugo Calaci
1982
Bud Rose
1983
 

Bob Wolfenstein
1984-86

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 Earl Halberg
1987-88
 Cal Hetrick
1989
 Walt McLoon
1990
 Thomas Houlihan
1991-96
 

Robert E. Palmquist
1996-97
Vietnam War Veteran




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John Tevebaugh
Master Gunnery Sergeant/Ret.
1998-2003
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 Bill Romans
2004
 John Tevebaugh
Master Gunnery Sergeant/Ret.
2005-07
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David Lopez
2007
 George Tobin
2008-09


John Allen
2010
Vietnam War Veteran
 Robert E. Palmquist
2011
Vietnam War Veteran


Sergeant Scott Montoya
Navy Cross Recipient
Iraq War Veteran
2013 - Present
           

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First Marine Division Association By-Laws

located at:

pending update

Meet our Members
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

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Tom Evans, 1st Lieutenant
World War II, China and Korean War Veteran
Silver Star/w star, Bronze Star w/V, Purple Heart/2 stars, Navy Commendation/w V, Presidential Unit Citation w/2 stars, Navy Unit Commendation w/2 stars,
French Frogier Epaulet, Asiatic – Pacific w/2 stars, Korean Service /w star

  Photo Album
Freedom Committee of Orange County

Read Tom's book:
Hold Your Head High, Marine
Visit Social Cite

OC Breeze, 11/2011
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Jim Innis
Korean War Veteran
1952-1958


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Jack Kittinger
Vietnam War Era
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Rick Lake
Grenada Era
Secretary 2012 - Present

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Dave Marshal
Vietnam Era
Chapter President 1981



Sergeant Montoya
Navy Cross Recipient
Iraq War Veteran
Chapter President 2013 - Present
Judge Advocate 2012


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Neil Reich
Korean War Veteran
Vietnam War Veteran
Treasurer 2012 - Present
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Art Odom
Vietnam War Veteran
Sergeant-At-Arms 2010-2013, 2015




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Sha
Gulf War Era - Operation Southern Watch Kuwait/Iraq Border
Somalia, Iraq War Veteran
Membership 2013 - Present

 
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William Shedlov
Korean War Veteran


Jim Short
Sergeant-At-Arms (Assistant)
2012 - 2013


Mel Stazoff
Korean War Era Veteran
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Eugene Witkowski
Korean War Veteran
Chaplain 2012 - Present
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Meet our valued Chapter Support Members


 
John Doogan

US Coast Guard





Carmen Lugwig
 



 
Richard "Whitey" Williams

 
Gloria Wurthman
Widow of Master Gunnery Sergeant Patterson Wurthman


Debbie Proffitt




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Orange County Chapter Statistics

Members 102
Chapter Support 7


 World War II
 WW II and Korea
Korea
WW II and Vietnam Korea and Vietnam
Vietnam  Vietnam Era
Grenada Era
17
 10 50
1 3
31
14
2


 Gulf War
Gulf War/Somalia/Iraq/
Present-Reserves
Somalia  Afghanistan Iraq
Present-Active Duty
Present-Reserves
3
1
1  0 2
0
1

Era: means served during the period but not deployed to theater.
The statistics is from available information of 95/102 current members and 1/2 Chapter Support Veterans.

as of 1/31/2014


 


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