Patriot Detachment 1230 provided a Color Guard and Firing Squad on December 2nd at the Union Cemetery, Richboro, PA for a Hometown Heroes Wreath Laying Ceremony.  A video of the event can be viewed at the following link:

We participated in the Northampton Township Nov. 11, 2017 Veterans Day event 

We participated in a Welcome Home for Airman Timothy Rihl on Oct. 25, 2017.  Video

Patriot Detachment 1230 participated in a Northampton Veterans Expo on October 17, 2017 by having a table, providing information and seeking to recruit new members. Video clip

Vietnam Era Veterans Recognition Northampton 8-30-2017 a video clip can be found at

A video clip of Patriot Detachment Welcome Home Flag Exchange Aug. 23, 2017 for Austin Sypek:

A video clip from the Marine Corps League on why you should join the League

Looking for a few good men and women to join the Marine Corps League.

This is a video by the Patriot Detachment 1230 Marine Corps League based in Richboro, PA inviting those who served in the Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen to become members of the Marine Corps League and our Detachment.

7-16-17 Special Ceremony for Vietnam Vets

This is a video of a special ceremony honoring Bucks County Vietnam Veterans put together by State Senator Tommy Tomlinson on July 16, 2017 at Cairn University.  The event was in conjunction with the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall displayed over the weekend at Penndel Memorial Field.

June 28, 2017 Flag Placement Ceremony

On June 28, 2017 we recognized and honored for the 3rd time Army Major Kevin Loughnane who is one of our Northampton Patriots. His parents, Pat and Bill Loughnane, once again placed his Army flag in our flag display where it will lie in wait until we can again return it to him when he comes back stateside to claim it.  Kevin had deployed twice before, the first time back in August 2009 to Iraq and we returned his Army flag on July 28, 2010. The second time to Afghanistan February 2012 and we returned his Army flag on March 27, 2013. Both times the Army flag was replaced with a US flag.  Kevin, now an Army Major, deployed in March.  Patriot Detachment 1230 members were on hand for a June 28, 2017 Northampton Township flag placement for Army Major Kevin Loughnane who recently deployed to Afghanistan.  On hand for the ceremomy with Loughnane’s mom and dad were: Mike Lecker, Pete Palestina, John Koutsouros, Gus Cales, Dick Weaver, Neil Clark, Harry Niemann, Jimmy Clendennen and John Heenan.  Here is a link to the video.

Welcome Home for Jeffrey Vogel March 23, 2017.  Patriot Detachment 1230 members were on hand for a 3/23/17 welcome home reception for Army Specialist Jeffrey Vogel at his home.

A video clip can be found at

Marines Are the Best

Former Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick Honored

The Patriot Detachment Marine Corps League was pleased to present a Marine Corps League Distinguished Service Award to former Congressman Michael G. Fitzpatrick at its meeting of January 18, 2017.A video of the presentation can be found at

Article on Plaque Unveiling Nov. 11, 2016

Patriot Detachment 1230 participated in the November 11th Veterans Day unveiling of s bronze Veterans Memorial plaque dedicated to all residents of Northampton Township who have served in the armed forces of the United States.Afterwards members had a photo taken with officials (left to right) Northampton Supervisors Chairman Larry Weinstein, Gus Cales, Mike Clark, Harry Niemann, Congressman Elect Brian Fitzpatrick, Pete Palestina, State Representative Scott Petri and Commandant Dick Weaver.  A link to a news article can be found at

Special Veterans Day Event at Northampton Township Nov. 11th. There is a monument below the 7 flag poles (U.S., Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines) in front of the township building located at 55 Township Rd, Richboro.  Through a successful fundraising effort funds were received to commission a bronze Veterans Memorial plaque dedicated to all residents of Northampton Township who have served in the armed forces of the United States.  The plaque will be mounted on the existing stone and the unveiling and dedication will take place at 6:00PM November 11th.  This will be a 30 minute ceremony and a Veteran representing 4 eras of conflict (WWII, Korea, Vietnam and current conflict) will do the unveiling.  Our own Detachment member Harry Niemann will represent the Korean War era.

Welcome Home 9/28/16. This is a video #1 of Army Lt. Chelsea Allen’s Welcome Home and flag exchange at the Northampton Township Board of Supervisors public meeting of September 28, 2016

Northampton Days 9/11/2016 This is a clip of the Marine Corps League Patriot Detachment leading the 2016 Northampton Days Parade on September 11th, 2016.

Raffle Ticket Winner Sold By Patriot Detachment

The Patriot Detachment Marine Corps League was pleased to present a check in the amount of $5,000 to Susan Spadafora for winning the grand prize of the June 25, 2016 raffle. The presentation was made on July 12th at the James E. Kinney Senior Center, Richboro, PA. The proceeds of the annual raffle which is sponsored by the Department of Pennsylvania Marine Corps League, benefits the Department’s Veterans and Youth Programs.

A video clip of the presentation can be found at

To All – Help needed for our Eagle Scout Program: 

With the Eagle Scout program growing rapidly commitment is vital.  The motivational charge given by us to these young men, on their road through life is an intricate and important part of our roll.  Support from our Detachment comrades in this objective is essential ! Check your calendar – as we inform you of these Eagle Scout Court of Honors. See if you can attend in support of this important endeavor !    When possible, if you care do a little more or wish to volunteer to assist in covering or as a presenter at any one of these events. Contact Commandant Weaver, Pete Palestina; or you can contact me Gus Cales at cell phone number:  267-697-9038 ….

At this time we are looking to cover and/or assist at a few of the upcoming dates……….

June 11: Troop 607    2 Scouts  to be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1204 Pine Grove Road, Morrisville, Pa.  Scouts are:    Adam Vincent Hludlinski  –   and  Justin Andrew Ross.  (Mike Lecker is attempting to do this – could use some assistance – see Mike’s note below).

June 12: Troop 10    3 Scouts  to be held at the Yardley United Methodist Church, 300 Yardley Langhorne Road, Yardley, Pa.  Scouts are: Zack R. Fernandez  –  Akask Eldo  –  and  Noah C. Smith.

Thank You for your continued Support.


Gus Cales, Detachment Member,

From Mike Lecker – I am unable to assist on the weekend of June 11 & 12. Out of town.

As you may know Gus has been representing our Detachment in a number of Eagle Scout Honor Courts. The number of requests has been significant. It is beyond a one person responsibility.  As a detachment we all need to lend a hand.  In addition to the June 11 & 12 weekend there are 4 scheduled for June 26.

Semper fi

Mike Lecker