Lake Dardanelle Detachment #1310

Russellville, Arkansas

Detachment Photo Album
2017 Guns & Dolls Drawing Winner
Pam Sellers accepts $ 300.00 Shopping Spree
Won by her husband Clark.
Hurricane Harvery Volunteers
Hershel Howard receives Quilt of Valor
2016 Marine of the Year - Larry Beyette
2017 - 2018 Officers Sworn In by Larry Beyette
Marine Corps League 1310 1st Annual
SSgt. David Wyatt Memorial toys-4-tots Golf Tournament
Thanks to everyone for helping make the tournament a big success!!
Veterans Memorial Park

A ground-breaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning, September 15, 2015, for the area
of Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary that will soon take shape as the River Valley Veterans Memorial
Park.  The project will happen in three phases with the first, the parking lot.  Representatives from
Marine Corps League 1310, the American Legion, City of Russellville, Pope County Quorum Court,
VFW Riders Group 13, Senator's office, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans Service Office (Pope
and Yell counties) and the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers attended the event.
Presentation of Veterans Memorial Park Form to apply for Veteran Walk of Honor Marker

Commandants Buchanan, Page & Beyette

Dedication of Street to Chesty Puller Drive
Street Name Changed to Honor General "Chesty" Puller

Frank Rudon fought under Chesty Puller in Korea

Ceremony begins.

Girl and Boy Scouts in attendance.

Since burn ban flag had to be parted.

Good Turnout.

Ark Tech students helped with setup and cookout.
Flag Retirement Ceremony with Girl and Boy Scouts
Quilts of Valor, Judy Baker, presented Marine Ron Anderson with his quilt for valor and service to our country. What an honor to be asked for the Marine Corps
League Lake Dardanelle Detachment 1310 to help in this presentation. We are thankful for men like Ron! Ron Anderson, Bert Page, Allen Farley, Larry Mars, Larry Lee Beyette, Bill Hefley, Dolores Jackson and Jack Jackson.

George Gray

George Earl Gray age 94 of Dardanelle died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home.  He was born March 19, 1921, at Chickalah to the late David Franklin and Rosa Ellen Dean Gray.  He was an Elder at Gum Springs Cumberland Presbtyerian Church.  As a member of the United States Marine Corps’s  “Fighting Fourth Division” he served in the Pacific during WWII.  He saw active duty on Saipan, Tinian, Roi Namur and Iwo Jima. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers,  Joseph Frank Gray and Everett Worth Gray; two sisters,  Ester Gray Carter and Elsie Gray Carter.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Sue Mercer Gray of Dardanelle;  two daughters, Venetta Jo Moczygemba and husband Allen of Texas, Karen Sue Adney of Dardanelle;  eight grandchildren;  six great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday,  May 29, 2015 at Cornwell Chapel in Dardanelle with Bobby Loyd officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice River Valley Home, 220 John Babish Lane, Russellville, Arkansas 72801.



May 11th Meeting 2015

Gunnery Sgt. Stephen W. Losten presented MCL 1310 
with a 48 star flag once flown over the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.

Gunnery Sgt. Losten was the veteran of four (4) U.S. Conflicts which
included WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.  Gunnery Sgt. Losten was part
of the detail that replaced the flags over the embassy in 1954.
2015 MLK Parade



Rebecca and George Gray - with Mollie

Dardanelle Nursing Home - 2015
by Ken Harper
2014 Christmas Party

Pictures from the 239th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

If you have pictures of the ball that you would like to share
with everyone please email them to

2014 Commandant's Birthday Message
Video - The Warrior: Hard Corps

Special "Thanks!" to Dunn Callin for the beautiful

job on the souvenir mugs for the ball.
Toys For Tots 2014

New Members Sworn In

Horace M. (Jack) Jackson (front) and Hershel Howard
Presentation of "PRIDE" statue to MCL 1310

Ed Blackard of Russellville presented Detachment 1310
the "PRIDE" statue in honor of his late uncle
James C. Trent, Gunnery Sgt. USMC
Pictures from the
238th Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Lake Point - Russellville, Arkansas

2012 Christmas Parade

2012 Christmas Parade

2012 Christmas Parade

2012 Marine Corps Ball - Russellville, AR

2013 - 2014 Officers

New Flag at Rest Haven

Potluck at Jarhead Junction
Yard Sale Pixs


Detachment Wall Covering from Ken Harper & Lamar Signs

Detachment Rouge's Gallery

Detachment Color Guard 2012

2012 - 2013 Detachment Officers

2011 - 2012 Officers


Bert's Building


Jarhead Junction?....  The Bunker?... The Foxhole?


2010 Christmas Party


2010 235th Marine Corps Birthday Ball



2010 Veteran's Day Parade




October Meeting 2010


Betty Baldwin - Area Toys-4-Tots

Sworn In as Associate Member


Robert Molden - Vietnam Era Corpsman

Sworn in as Associate Member


Guests - Marines Ledbetter & Rooks

Members - Butch, Billie & Fred

2010 Family Day Activities

Celebrating Our 2nd Year

2010 Officers Sworn In

Larry Mars Recieves Award

Swearing In New Member: Larry Hudnall

New Associate Member

Associate Member Ranks Grow

Don Sloan Receives Award

2010 Officers Listen to Budget Report


2010 September Meeting


Our First Life Member - Dennis Duryea


Joe Gibbs - Vietnam Veterans of America

Randy Rigg - MCL Dept. of Arkansas



Corpsman - Robert Molden

2010 Family Day Activities

Celebrating Our 2nd Year

2010 Officers Sworn In

Larry Mars Recieves Award

Swearing In New Member: Larry Hudnall

New Associate Member

Associate Member Ranks Grow

Don Sloan Receives Award

2010 Officers Listen to Budget Report

Memorial Day 2010
IP Flag Dedication


The Pancake Breakfast
was a Big Success!!

Photo cooked, arranged, taken and eaten by:  Ken Harper, Detachment Historian


Major Sponsor

Humphrey Funeral Service
Jim B. & Betty Humphrey


Major Sponsor

Sorrells Body Shop




Altman's Body Shop



Liberty Bank



Rita Chandler - County Tax Collector



Karen Martin - County Assessor



Laura McGuire - County Clerk



Marine Rose Day

at the Russellville Walmart







Toys-4-Tots Campaign 2009

More Pictures of the Toys-4-Tots Campaign


Veterans Day Parade 2009



Marine Corps
Birthday Ball
Russellville, ar








Photographer's Pictures
Buy Direct from Walmart Photo

More Pictures of the Ball



Recent Activities




In June, the detachment installed new officers for 2009-10 and the Detachment celebrated its first year with a Birthday cake.

  In July, the Detachment was given a presentation by Jim Bob Humphreys about the Soldier Bear program.  Jim Bob was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his many patriotic contributions to the community.


Don Sloan was given a Certificate to honor his contributions as Commandant for 2008-2009. 


In August, USAF veteran Harry Brown gave a slide presentation of photo’s taken while he was stationed on the island of Iwo Jima 1957-58.


A flag that was flown at MCRD San Diego, MCRD Parris Island, the Marine Corps War Memorial at Arlington and on the island of Iwo Jima was presented to the Detachment, along with a glass vial of Iwo Jima sand to members present, by Ken Harper.  The Detachment inducted Harper as its first Honorary Member.



We have started a detachment of the Marine Corps League in Russellville, Arkansas and invite all Marines in the area to join.  We received our charter from the Marine Corps League National Headquarters September 2008.  At the present time we are almost 30 strong and growing fast. 


Charter Ceremony Pictures





Family Day 2009 Pixs

Back to Beginning

Semper Fi



Submit all ideas for the Lake Dardanelle
Detachment Website and pictures of
your time in the Corps to:

Mikel Fuller

Detachment Web Sergeant