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The Longhorn Detachment’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled for 8:00am Saturday, June 10th, 2017, at the Southern Oaks Golf course located in Burleson, Texas. The $400 team entry fee will include 18 holes of golf, cart, and lunch immediately after the event. Sponsorships are available. You can sign up for the spring tournament at

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Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

Johnson County Constable’s Office Recognized

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Alvarado, Texas - In recognition of their dedication to public safety and in providing escort for the annual "USMC Toys for Tots" Bike Run, the VFW Motorcycle Group Unit 3 and Marine Corp League Longhorn Detachment presented the Johnson County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office with a plaque in appreciation for a job WELL DONE. The presentation took place February 7, 2015 at the VFW Post 9299 in Alvarado, Texas. Presenting the award to Deputy Steve Williams was (L) Bill Carver, Commandant of the Longhorn Detachment and (R) Richard "Hillbilly" Carroll, President of the VFW Motorcycle Group.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 00:00

Man heads unit supporting Marines

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Printed in the Crowley Star 07/29/2014

Reporter Anna Herod


Crowley resident Commandant Bill Carver and the Longhorn Detachment No. 1069 of the Marine Corps League want to ensure the history of the Marine Corps is never forgotten.


The organization does so through hosting local community service projects and helping those in need.

"Helping people is the most rewarding part about being in this detachment," Carver, a former marine, said. "We want to help keep the tradition of the MCL alive and keep all of the patriotic events going because we don't want them to be lost."

The local detachment is based off the same founding principals the MCL started with in 1937. The MCL was founded by Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune in 1923 and chartered by an Act of Congress 14 years later.

Across the country, more than 60,000 male and female honorably discharged, retired, active duty and reserve Marines serve hospitalized veterans, awards scholarships, participate in patriotic functions and community service and promote camaraderie among their membership.

Carver said the most rewarding service opportunity he's experienced with the MCL happened when members responded to a call from a woman who was concerned for her neighbor, a World War II veteran in his early 90s.

"She told me he had a flag that he tried to put up every morning on a little stick that he tied to a rickety pole," Carver said. "So we went and bought and mounted a new flag pole for him and gave him a new flag. It was something that was of very little cost and labor-wise it was no big deal, but you would have thought we just handed him a million dollars."

The detachment also does volunteer work for Toys for Tots, a domestic violence shelter in Tarrant County, Crowley House of Hope and makes monthly visits to veterans in local nursing homes.

Carver said that the league is able to continue its mission through donations and fundraising alone.

"The main thing is that we want to help educate people about who we are," he said. "If we can get the word out about the MCL and what it is that we do then there would be no way people won't want to help. We aim to help Marines and their families, but we also care about helping the community."

Raising awareness about the league is a primary goal and fundraising is one of many tools the MCL plans to use to accomplish that, Carver said.

"Most people want to help the service people and they just don't know how," he said. "We want to do so much more for our fellow service people and the community. The will is there, but the funds aren't always there. If people want to help the Marines and other service people, then they can help us so that we can help them."

Proceeds from a golf tournament Oct. 9 at Southern Oaks Golf Course will go to supporting the detachment and the MCL's goals. It is the detachment's largest annual fundraiser.

For information and ways to get involved, visit

Friday, 30 May 2014 00:00

2014 Memorial Day Ceremonies

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Fort Worth, Texas - The Longhorn Detachment conducted a flag folding ceremony during the Memorial Day ceremonies at Laurel Land Memorial Park. The flag folding ceremony honors the flag and all those who served under it. Each fold is represented by the same religious principals the country was originally founded. The flag folding ceremony was only one of many events honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The Detachment also manned a water station where they handed out free water to an estimated crowd of more than 500 attendees.

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Crowley, Texas - The public is invited to a patriotic event at the Marine Corps League Longhorn Detachment Marti-James Hall, 1401 W. Cleburne Road in Crowley, Texas on May the 10th at 7:00 PM. The event includes ROTC Navy Flag bearers, a bagpiper, Pledge of Allegiance and the book launch of A Tugboat Sailor: The Life and Times of Billy Jack McCoy in the Forgotten War. The author will be present for a book signing and reception. A Tug Boat Sailor, a book about war and peace, depicts the making of a real-life sailor in the Korean War. It aims to awaken our greatness and patriotism as American citizens.

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Longhorn Detachment

Commandant Bill Carver

Wednesday, 09 April 2014 00:00

Crowley Veteran’s Plaza Receives Anchor

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Crowley, Texas – The Crowley Veterans Plaza took possession of a 22,000 pound anchor from the decommissioned Navy ship USS Shasta. The Anchor was picked up in Brownsville and delivered to the Plaza last Friday, April 4, 2014. Read the full story and view the video at the following link.

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