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Camp Tarawa Detachment to hold barbecue luncheon for veterans

The Camp Tarawa Detachment #1255 of the Marine Corps League invites members of the military, past or present, and guests to a potluck luncheon at Spencer Beach Park on Saturday, June 21. The social gathering, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., will provide an opportunity for the community to learn about the Detachment’s mission to keep alive the history of Camp Tarawa.

Membership in the Camp Tarawa Detachment is open to active, reserve or retired Marines and Navy corpsmen. Associate membership is available for any individual who has an interest in military history, especially that of Hawaii Island during World War II.

The Detachment will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, condiments, water, and paper products. Bring a beverage, and an appetizer, salad, side dish or dessert to share.

Please contact Commandant Dale Ross at, or call Kathy Painton at 880-9880 if you would like attend the barbecue. We need to know how many will be in your party and what item you will be bringing. RSVP deadline is June 14.