100% of the Funds raised by the Marines of the

Tar Heel Detachment goes to the charities support!

Marines Helping Marines



The Tar Heel Detachment follows the tradition of the Marine Corps League in helping wounded Marines and their families. This priority comes from the true brother hood of Honorably serving in the Corps. Marines feel a heightened sense of urgency when a fellow Marine needs assistance. As Marine Corp Vets, many members have had to endure these hard moments of dealing with combat wounds and the mental trauma that comes with them.


Members visit these wounded Marines while in the hospital to help them to make the transition back into their families and society.  The League performs fund raisers during the year to help the wounded and their families. We  help Marines from all campaigns be it WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or Iraq.


We are honored to attend the funeral services of Marines that may not be in touch with the League. To us they are still a Marine.


Local Marine Support

Wounded Warriors and Hope for Warriors

We assist the Wounded Warriors Battalion - East  and the Hope For Warriors foundation at Camp LeJuene with financial donations and personal visits. We make challenge coin displays to give the Marines.



Young Marines is the official youth program of the Marine Corps

League and the focal point for the Marine Corps Youth drug-demand

reduction effort. Its mission is to promote the mental, moral, and

physical development of young Americans. All of its activities emphasize the importance of honesty, courage, respect, loyalty, dependability, and a sense of devotion to God, community, and family. Contact Andrew Blizzard if you wish to participate in the development of the Capital City Young Marines.



Young Marines of the Marine Corps League

During a recent drill night the young Marines were honored to have George Catalona, an Iwo Jima marine, as their guest. He is pictured below with Tar Heel former commandant and YM XO, Andrew Blzzard.

Young Marines Encampment at Camp Skuce April 18th and 19th.

YM Staff


Hard At Work!

Scholarship Program


The Marine Corps League truly believes that the youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders. With this in mind, the Tar Heel Detachment's Scholarship Committee recognizes local students in both the Young Marine program and the NROTC program for their academic and leadership excellence. This year we are awarding two scholarships due to the success we had in fund raising.

Tar Heel Marines John Staley and Andrew Blizzard awarded NJROTC Cadet Jonathan Tran with a $1,000 check as LtCo. Feight looked on.  May 2015.

Tar Heel Marines John Dilday, Andrew Blizzard and Tyrone Ashe awarded Capitol City Young Marine Gunnery Sergeant Brian Alston a $1,000 check in a ceremony on June 1st.


Eagle Scout Program


The Marine Corps League truly believes that the youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders. The League’s Scout Committee is responsible for recognizing local Boy Scout Troop members for their accomplishments in scouting. Every scout who reaches the rank of Eagle Scout is presented a citizenship award. During the year of 2014, we presented a certificate at a Court of Honor to 138 new Eagle Scouts. See the Schedule of Events on the Home page and contact David Gardener or Pete Navagonzalez if you wish to participate in future Courts of Honor.




The Marine Corps League truly believes that the youth of today are tomorrow’s leaders. The League presents Citizenship and Accomplishment medals and certificates to the deserving members. We also award an officer's sword to the outstanding ROTC graduate.


Toys For Tots


Each year the Marine Corps League assists the local Marine Corps Reserve unit in collecting over 60,000 toys which are distributed to needy children in the local area. Contact Ed Romanoski or David Gardener to participate.





We also make contributions to a variety of other military related organizations that support Marines.


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The Marine Corps League is a not for profit veterans/military service organization within the provisions of Internal Revenue Service Code 501 (c) (4), with a special group exemption letter which allows for contributions to the Marine Corps League, its Auxiliary and subsidiary units, to be tax deductible by the donor.


Some people spend an entire

lifetime wondering if they

made a difference.

The Marines Don’t Have

That Problem.


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