OVER 70 YEARS LATER THE RAIDERS RETURN TO TULAGI & GUADALCANAL
Sponsor one of your Marine Raider buddies, your children or
grandchildren on a history trip of their life--an experience,
a history lesson, never to be forgotten. See the attached
travel opportunity via Valor Tours Ltd., departing on 10 August
2014. This tour includes a visit to many historic battle sites
on Guadalcanal and a day trip to Tulagi Island for dedication
of a school building being sponsored by the US Marine Raider
the PDF with all information
Raider Bronze Memorial
Marine Raiders of WWII want to share their heritage
with future generations by erecting a permanent bronze statue.
We intend the statue consist of a Marine Raider, an Indian
Code Talker, and War Dog with handler-all firsts for the U.
S. military. We are well on our way collecting funds. Join
with Marine Raiders and their friends who believe this statue
is important to help build patriotism in future generations.
Please honor these brave soldiers by making a donation of
any amount. More
There are two memorial brick programs in place:
one to provide a brick for each of the 889 Marine Raiders
killed in action (KIA) during WWII, and another that provides
a naming opportunity for individuals to recognize themselves,
relatives, or a friend they wish to honor. A donation of $125.00
will purchase a memorial brick with a laser inscribed Raider
insignia or other logo or for $100.00 a brick without a logo.
Bricks will line the walkway to the Marine Corps Raider Hall
Museum in Quantico, Virginia.Click
here to order a brick.
Honoring Jacob Vouza, a native from the Solomon Islands who
was of unwavering assistance to the Raiders during WWII, a
scholarship program was established in his name for native
born children in the islands. Join us in expanding this scholarship
program to additional deserving students. A $350.00 donation
funds a year of school for one special student.
Raiders Return to Guadalcanal 2011
Some Raiders and their families visited Guadalcanal
in 2011, with John Innes as our guide on the trip.
Thank you to Louie Marsh for allowing us to include
his video of the Raiders' Trip back to Guadalcanal in
2011 on our channel.
Many have only a cursory knowledge of WWII most often obtained
through glorified television programming. Help us all better
understand this aspect of our history by funding speaker forums
and memorial visitations for those remaining Marine Raider
veterans who protected our country and way of life in WWII.
Your donation will provide an opportunity for these veterans,
while they are still with us, to participate and share their
personal history through first-hand accounts of their experiences.