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Marine Corps Reserve Association Podcast

11 Jan 2023 6:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Late last month, the Marine Corps Reserve Association (MCRA) recorded and published a podcast about our VMGR Memorial Monument project. MCRA President, MCATA Member, and longtime USMC KC-130 pilot Ken Hopper hosted the podcast. Discussing the monument with Ken were:

MCATA Board Member Jacob Cobb, MCATA Associate Member and VMGR Memorial Monument originator Johnathan Keene, current VMGR-352 Commanding Officer LtCol Courtney O'Brien, and gold star wives Jen Herrmann (Sumo 41) and Sherry Kevianne (Yanky 72).

The podcast explores the project from its very beginnings. Since it was recorded we have continued to make progress. Things like money raised to date, etc., will be out of date, but the VMGR Memorial Monument story remains unchanged and it is a good one. Please listen to the podcast yourself, and please share it on your own social media if you are one to share such things. What MCATA is doing with the VMGR Memorial Monument is a great thing for the KC-130 community, past, present, and future. Let's share our story with the world. It's available on Spotify, at the link below.

MCRA Podcast on Spotify

Our VMGR Memorial Monument Committee continues. We are hard at work, primarily fundraising at this time. Later in 2023 we'll transition to planning for a dedication ceremony. We ask your help in spreading the word. This podcast is a great way for you to be well informed, and it's something you can easily share. Please do.

Semper fi

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