Yesterday I posted on the 2nd Battalion/5th Marines plan to hold their Marine Corps Birthday ball at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and the Battalion’s effort to raise money to pay for bus transportation and defray the cost of the tickets for the young Marines who will find the cost a bit high.
The Battalion has been washing cars on the weekend (and are doing so again at the Jiffy Lube on La Paz in Mission Viejo tomorrow) and providing security at Chargers games to get $ into the kitty.
I asked Sgt. Matthew Hays if the unit would accept contributions from grateful Americans who can’t get to the car wash, and he assured me that would be fine. So drop a check, payable to 2nd Battalion/5th Marines, with a notation Marine Corps Birthday Carwash Fund, to:
Sgt. Major Jordan
2nd Battallion/5th Marines
P.O. Box 555473
The Battalion, which served in Ramadi last year, is returning to Iraq in December. I think we ought to be able to raise enough money through virtual carwashes to get the troops some of their Saturdays back between then and now and still get them to the MGM Grand for their birthday bash.