Past DoF Commandant Bill Backes up dated.

Updated: Jan 8, 2019

For those who wish to honor Past DOF Commandant, Bill Backes, at his final farewell, we will muster at 0930 on Tuesday, Jan 8th, in the Parking Lot at Sea Breeze Rec Ctr to caravan down to Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.  If you have the Red Blazer, wear it with black trousers, white shirt, black tie with USMC tie clasp, and high gloss shoes. Or, a dark suit with red tie, preferably a Marine Corps tie. Or, red shirt and red cover, black trousers. Devil Dogs may wear their collars. See you Tuesday morning.

Semper Fidelis,

Nathan Pratt


Col. Phillip C. Delong

Det. 1267

Marine Corps League

"Bill Backes, May You Rest In Peace, ol' Devil Dog"

Below is the address for the luncheon to be held after Bill Backes’ funeral on Tuesday. 

Miriam, Bill's widow, asked me to invite the honor guard and any other member of the detachment and friends of Bill.



TELE: 352-307-8788 Note: Tell the gate guard that you are going to the luncheon for Bill Backes. Semper Fidelis, Lou Calleja

Posted for the Sr Vice Commandant and Communications Officer John Davies,  Marine Corps League Det #1267

Marine Corps League,

Det. 1267

Col. Phillip C. DeLong

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