Veterans Corner: Happy 100th birthday to veteran Allen Sill

Lorri Gilchrist

Marine Don McIntyre — aka Santa Claus — is the recipient of the Marine Corps League Distinguished Citizen Award with a gold medal. The prestigious award was presented to McIntyre “in appreciation and gratitude for meritorious service in the interests of the United States of America, the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League.”

In particular, McIntyre was recognized nationally for his many years of service as Toys for Tots Ambassador in the local community.

At the Marine Corps League State Convention held the first week of June in Spokane, Kathy Nicholls, Marine Gunnery Sgt. (Ret.), was selected Marine of the Year for the State of Washington. Kathy is paymaster for the Mount Olympus Detachment 897 of the Marine Corps League.

Kathy’s nomination, along with 15 other nominations from throughout the state, was voted on at the most recent staff meeting held at the Oxford Suites in Yakima. Her selection was a closely guarded secret until it was announced at the grand banquet at the state convention.

Congratulations to both Marine Don McIntyre and Marine Kathy Nicholls. For more information about the Mount Olympus detachment of the Marine Corps League, contact the Commandant at

The return of Sunday breakfasts

The Sequim VFW Post 4760 at 169 E Washington Street has resumed its Sunday breakfasts. These are open to the public. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-noon. It costs $7 for a full breakfast with coffee, juice and bottled water included. The menu rotates each week:

First Sunday — blueberry pancakes, bacon, eggs

Second Sunday — western omelet, hash browns

Third Sunday — French toast, sausage, eggs

Fourth Sunday — biscuits and gravy with eggs, hash browns

Support the efforts of the Post to help veterans and give scholarships to Sequim High seniors by attending and purchasing breakfast!

Happy No. 100

Carlsborg VFW Post 6787 will honor Allen Sill, Sr., a World War II Navy veteran and career law enforcement officer on his 100th birthday. There will be a flag line and Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict will attend. A proclamation will be read and presented, as well as a Navy service flag.

Happy Birthday and thank you for your service Allen!

Scholarships to Sequim High seniors

The Sequim VFW Post 4760 awarded five scholarships to Sequim High School seniors in June.

Recipients of $1,000 VFW scholarships were Aidan Braaten, Truman Nestor and Aryona Zappey. Recipients of $1,000 Tony Juliano Memorial scholarships were Mirella Chavarin and Eleanor Byrne.

For more information about the great things the post is doing contact the Commander at Congratulations scholarship recipients!

Contributors: American Legion, Paul Renick,; MOAA and Voices For Veterans, Lorri Gilchrist,; Marine Corps League, Mark Schildknecht, markisin; Korean War Veterans, Jerry Rettela,; VFW 4760, Steve Henrikson, ; VFW 6787, Rod Lee,

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