2022 MCL Ball

247th Marine Corps

Birthday Ball

Save The Date

The local Marine Corps League invites you to join us for this unique celebration of military ceremony, history, and tradition.

Get ready to celebrate the Marine Corps Birthday with Guest of Honor:
Lt. Col. Kent Leonhardt, USMC, Ret.
West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture

Our grandest event of the year, our Birthday Ball celebrating the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps will take place on Saturday, November 5th. Our Guest of Honor will be Lt. Col. Kent Leonhardt, USMC, Ret. Kent currently serves as the Commisioner of Agriculture for the State of West Virginia


1730 – Social Cocktail
Complimentary Photos will be available at MCL342.org
50/50 raffle tickets will be sold

1815 Ceremony

Remarks by Guest of Honor, Lt.Col. Kent Leonhardt, USMC, Retired, current WV Agriculture Commissioner

1900 Dinner

Catered by Mason Jar

Choice of Steak Medallions, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, and Vegetarian Black Bean & Lentil Cake

Sides: Au Gratin Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Vegetables, Salad & Dinner Rolls

2000 Live Music/Dancing – TBA


League Members
$40.00 Individual
$75.00 Couples
Sponsor Table (8 seats) – Varies

Register online today or call (304) 826-0311

Sponsor Opportunities Exist – Contact Us Today

Date & Time
Saturday, November 5, 2022

5:30 pm Doors Open
6:15 pm Ceremony & Celebration


League Members
$40.00 Individual
$75.00 Couples
Sponsor Table (8 seats) – Varies

Sponsor Opportunities Exist – Contact Us Today

Mon County Center
270 Mylan Park Lane
Morgantown WV 26501

Register online today or call

(304) 826-0311

Kent Leonhardt, Lt. Col., USMC, Ret.
WV State Commissioner of Agriculture

Dear Guests:

On June 29th America lost its last World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel “Woody” Williams. Woody was presented the Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman, for his actions as a flamethrower during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Woody served in the Marine Corps for 20 year before retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. After the war he worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs for 33 years and created the Woody Williams Foundation. Woody lived a life of service throughout his 98 years of life.

The Woody Williams Foundation is a charitable 501c(3) nonprofit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. The Foundation encourages, with the assistance of the American public and community leaders, establishing permanent Gold Star Families Memorial Monuments in communities throughout the United States, conducting Gold Star Families Outreach across the country, providing Living Legacy scholarships to eligible Gold Star Children, and advocating for the educational benefits for all Gold Star Family members.

Please join us as we take a moment during the Birthday Ball to recognize one of West Virginia’s Finest.

Semper Fi!

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