On the 70th Anniversary of the battle of Iwo Jima, the Fourth Marine Division Association (all Iwo Jima survivors) will have its final muster at Camp Le June, NC (Aug. 3 – 8) 2015. The Fighting Fourth‘s final ceremony will be open to the public.
This will be a major news media event which will include the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Amos, the silent drill team, drum and bugle corps, etc.
The Fourth Division Association has started a fund drive to raise funds for the rental of handicapped equipped tour buses, wheel chairs, a ladies breakfast, and some tour attractions including some travel funds for members who cannot afford the trip. Want to donate? Please visit this link and look for the donate option in the top right corner of the page. Click here
Major Bud Hampton, USMC (Ret.) of Chapel Hill Post 9100 and a member of the Fighting Fourth, is a member of the association.
The association anticipates a larger turnout than usual, as this is the association’s final muster. A message will also be posted in the Fighting Fourth newsletter to help get the word out. These Marines are in their 90’s and it would be fitting to see them retire the colors with all the pomp and ceremony they well deserve as they are the of Marines of greatest generation.
The Fighting Fourth last met in Charleston, SC. Here are photos of that event
Story updated Oct 1, 2014