2021 MCL Ball

2021 USMC Birthday Ball

Celebrating 246 Years Of Our Beloved Corps

Event Information

Knights of Columbus Lynch Ballroom
379 North Parkview Drive,
Morgantown, WV 26505
November 13, 2021
5:30PM – 10:00PM

Registration Form

Ticket prices will be $35.00 per person or $70 per couple

Room Reservations

Reservation link to make host hotel reservations:

Event Summary

Door Prizes & Raffle

2021 Marine Corps League Annual Ball

Start Date: 1730 Saturday, November 13, 2021

End Date: 2200 Saturday, November 13, 2021

Last Day to Book: Saturday, November 6, 2021

Earl Anderson Marine Corps League Detachment 342 will be providing door prizes throughout the evening, along with a 50/50 drawing.


The Marine Corps Ball is a formal event. Civilian male guests should attend in formal, suit/sports coat and tie attire.

Civilian female guests should attend in formal, dress or gown attire. Military members should wear their branch’s appropriate dress uniform. Marine Corps League members or members of other veteran organizations may wear the appropriate dress uniform for their organizations.


1730 Social Hour & Cocktails (Cash Bar)

1815 Ceremony

  • Sound Attention
  • Sound Adjutants Call
  • Guest of Honor Escorted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps League
  • Honors to the Color Guard
  • Reading of Traditional Commandant’s Marine Corps Birthday Ball Message
  • Cake Escorts Enter Ballroom
  • Cake Cutting Ceremony Oldest and Youngest Marines
  • Color Guard Retires
  • Introduction of Guest of Honor Brandon Rumbaugh & Remarks

1900 Dinner

  • Plated Prime Rib served Medium – No custom options on rarity
  • Stuffed Chicken Breast cooked to perfection by the Master Chef
  • Vegetarian Roasted Pepper Penne Pasta

2000 Live Music & Dancing – Bobby Nicholas Quartet

(schedule subject to change)

Brandon Rumbaugh – United States Marine Corps, Ret.

About our Guest of Honor –

In November of 2007, at the age of 18, after moving out of his parents’ home at the young age of 15, Brandon Rumbaugh joined the United States Marines. Upon completion of boot camp in February 2008, he went on to the Infantry Training Battalion, after which he was assigned to the 1st Battalion 8th Marines. In March 2009, he was deployed to Iraq for a seven- month tour. Shortly after his return home from Iraq in September 2009, Brandon was deployed to Afghanistan, where he was squad leader with the main goal of bringing all his men home. Having already suffered multiple injuries from IED explosions in the first 3 months of his second tour, Brandon’s life dramatically changed one day during a routine security patrol. As he rushed through mine infested territory attempting to aid one of his Marines who lost both of his legs from stepping on an IED, Brandon triggered a second IED within just 20 feet of his comrade, resulting in the amputation of both of his legs. His left leg is amputated below the knee and his right leg is amputated at the hip. After spending nearly two years undergoing extensive medical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he returned to his hometown of Uniontown, Pennsylvania in order to rebuild his life and find purpose again. Having dedicated his life to his country, Brandon is now committed to serving his community through charitable works and inspiring others with his motivational story of perseverance, loyalty, and faith. He now serves as the President of BRS – Engineering, Land Surveying, and Environmental Consulting, the CEO of A.C.T Motivational Speaking which stands for “Action Conquers Terror”, Brandon is also the Executive Director of Steel City Impact, a Pittsburgh based non-profit that serves inner-city youth, with Pittsburgh Steeler and world motivator Ryan Shazier on his board of directors. Brandon also serves on the advisory board of directors for “Its About the Warrior Foundation”, a local non-profit that serves post 9/11 veterans through various programs designed to impact the lives of veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for this country.  Although he has accomplished many great things in his short 32 years of living, Brandon is most proud of being a father to his 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Remi Delaine, his son Gunner Daniel (due November 24th, 2021) and a husband to his wife Cassy.  

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For questions, contact Commandant Jamie Summerlin at (304) 826-0311