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                                                                           Staff 2014

                                                              Detachment Staff Roster

      
                        Chief of Staff     Marine, Sandy Shapiro
 
Slop Shoot                    Marine, Tom Castellani
 
Quartermaster            Marine, Frank & Carmela Montella
 
Rose Program                    Marine, Vinny Endron
 
Entertainment Chair.            Marine, Al King
 
Party Book Chair.    Marine, Al King
 
Galley Chair.                    Marine, Buddy Galvin
 
Web Sergeant                Marine, Bert Springstead 
                                                 

                                                                 Devil Dog Staff

Pound Keeper PDD Sean A. Torres (aka Disgruntledman)

Sr. Vice Pound Keeper DD Jack King (aka the Piper)

Jr. Vice Pound Keeper PDD Tom Wortman (aka Radar O'Reilly)

Dog Robber DD Al King

Smart Dog PUP Hector E. Torres Jr. (aka 1962 Mets 40 wins)

Dog Trainer PUP Doug Duval

Mad Dog PDD Butch Sarcone 

Police Dog DD Rick Castronovo

Watch Dog PUP Tom Castellani

Barking Dog DD Frank Montella

Liaison DD William "Popeye" Barrett

Snitch Dog PDD Buddy Galvin (aka Buddy)

 

 

                                                              POW/MIA Table

 It's the lone table thats rests quietly by the window next to a proud display of old glory. It's graced with a white tablecloth, a single place setting, one chair, an empty glass, a pinch of salt, a lemon, and a solitary rose in a glass vase with a small yellow ribbon tied around it. Even the size of the table symbolic. The table is our way of symbolizing that members of our profession of arms are missing from our midst. They are commonly called POWs or MIAs. We call them brothers. They are unable to be with us, so this is how we remember them.

 This table set for one, is small – symbolizing the frailty of one prisoner against his or her suppressors.

 The tablecloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when they answered the call to duty.

 The single red rose in a vase, displays in the vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing, and the loved ones and friends of those Americans who keep the faith awaiting answers.

 The vase is tied with a yellow ribbon, a symbol of our continued determination to account for the missing.

 A slice of lemon on the bread plate is to remind us of the bitter taste of those captured or missing in a foreign field.

 A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.

 The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share this evening toast or supper.

 The chair is empty – which reminds us they are missing.

 Remember – all of you who are safe here today for what they have done.

 Remember – all of you who served with them and call them comrades, who depend on their might and aid, and relied on them – for surely they have not forsaken you!