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KA9INV
04-08-13, 09:55 PM
Good evening Marines,

I am curious about becoming an associate member of the Marine Corps League. Due to a medical condition, I cannot enlist in the Corps, but I still love the Marines and want to get involved somehow. Getting involved in the Marine Corps League seems like a good way to do that. Does this sound like a good idea? How welcome would a non-Marine be at meetings?

Thanks in advance for your answers, and thank you all for your service!

Apache
04-09-13, 01:48 PM
Have you called the MCL ?
Cannot speak for them

Apache
04-09-13, 01:52 PM
West Chigago----
Spent my early years there
Can't recall the street name,top of a hill with a few surrounding houses.

Dad would take us to White Castle in Joliet across from the prison on Fridays
(sometimes) for a treat

thewookie
04-09-13, 02:18 PM
How welcome would a non-Marine be at meetings?

At my or our meeting(s) you would feel a bit odd. You would/will probably fit in over time, but the MCL and its detachments are comprised of a bunch of salty Marine Veterans so expect some time before you understand the workings of the Marines, the Corps, and all that in-between. I'm not trying to discourage you, just trying to be honest. Good for you for wanting to make a difference and by all means call your local Detachment and check with them.

Good luck.

Lisa 23
04-09-13, 03:21 PM
I agree with what thewookie has told you.
Go to mcleague.org and find a Detachment in your area for more info.

MAG266165
04-09-13, 07:36 PM
Some detachment that's hurting for numbers could be taking associates.

KA9INV
04-09-13, 08:04 PM
Thank you all for the replies, Marines! I will get in contact with the Wheaton, IL, detachment and see what they have to say.