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Association of the Marine Corps VMGR and VMR Community

Membership open to all ranks and MOS's of anyone ever serving in or in direct support of any VMR or VMGR Squadron. 

The Marine Corps Air Transport Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the state of Texas. All donations are tax deductible. 

Fundraiser for the VMGR Memorial Dedication!

Goal = $50,000

Funds raised as of 11/28/2023 = $31114*, 62% of our goal.

*This is the net total after $210/brick sold to MCHF is subtracted

The dedication will honor them appropriately!

MCATA proudly announces the dedication of the VMGR Memorial Monument will be held in the Medal of Honor Theater on June, 7, 2024 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico. The dedication event will be primarily for families of the forty-three Marines honored by name on the monument. There will be a separate event for MCATA and the larger VMGR community, details will be forthcoming.

Medal of Honor Theater

You can help. Our intent is to host a first-class dedication ceremony and reception. We expect great interest from our forty-three Marine’s families. Help them feel the honor, pride, and appreciation we all feel toward them and of course toward our fallen Marine comrades. Donate under the new donation category, VMGR Memorial Dedication Fund. This money will be used to rent the facility, catering, equipment, invitations, mementos, etc. Planning is just getting started. The nature of the dedication ceremony will be directly dependent on your generosity. We have established a goal of $50,000.00 dollars. Please give generously. Small or large, all donations help!

We also announce the addition of a $350 brick. As most of you are aware, we raised a good portion of the money for the monument through the sale of commemorative bricks. Previously, bricks were available at $1,000.00, $800.00, and $500.00. Plenty of bricks remain available. The new $350 brick will replace the $800 brick and allow more of you to commemorate your service, that of a loved one, or your organization. All bricks are the same size. $1,000.00 bricks will be installed in closest proximity to the monument, an “inner ring”, so to speak, surrounded by a ring of $500.00 bricks, and an outer ring of $350.00 bricks. ALL your bricks will be placed at OUR monument, a worthy place for any transporter, transporter family member, or other veteran or patriotic person or group to show pride, honor, and respect.

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Bricks



First, anyone can donate any amount by going online. The easiest way is using a credit card. at the link below. 

MCATA Donations

METHOD 2: Or, you can send a check to the MCATA Treasurer at the following address. Note: If you fill out your donation online the website will generate an invoice you can then print and send with your check.  This eases the process at our end. 

MCATA Treasurer

c/o John Klossner

4 Loch Lane

Walden NY 12586

If sending a check be sure to specify on the check for “VMGR Memorial Dedication Fund”. 

METHOD 3: Donating stock is a great way to contribute. Advantage: Donated stock is not subject to capital gains taxes and can additionally by written off as a donation on your taxes.

Online: Donate Stock to MCATA

Paper Forms: MCATA Stock Donation Paper Form.pdf

Note: When using the paper form, you MUST indicate the donation is for Marine Corps Air Transport Association for Stockdonator to process the donation correctly.

Method 4:

METHOD 5: MCATA is also offering customized bricks that will be featured along the pathway at or near the memorial. The bricks are available for purchase from MCATA and will be installed at the memorial in the Semper Fidelis Memorial Park expansion. Brick costs:

  1. $1,000.00 each for inner ring closest to the memorial.
  2. $500.00 each for next ring out from the memorial.
  3. $350.00 each for the outer most ring.
  4. Total of approximately 270 bricks will be available.

Note: Bricks cost MCATA $210 each. 

These bricks may be customized with your name, rank, crew position etc. or will be a great way to memorialize and honor other VMGR friends who are no longer with us and who made great contributions to our community. You can order these bricks online at the same donation link above, or you can download and print a paper form to order these bricks at this link:  

Use paper order form: Brick Purchase Form 2 (Final)_edited.pdf

Order bricks online:

If you have questions, please address them to


Semper Fi, 

The VMGR Memorial Monument Committee

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