The E.J. Brewer Marines, Detachment 458 of the Marine Corps League is a non-profit, service organization made up of honorably discharged United States Marines, FMF Corpsmen, FMF Chaplains and Associate members that band together in camaraderie and fellowship to promote the ideals of our great country and the United States Marine Corps tradition of Marines helping Marines. Our mission is to aid and render assistance to Marines and former Marines as well as their caregivers, spouses, orphans and parents.
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The Marine Corps League perpetuates the traditions and spirit of ALL Marines and FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe, and anchor of the Corps. It takes great pride in crediting its founding in 1923 to World War I hero, then Major General Commandant John A. Lejeune.
It takes equal pride in its Federal Charter, approved by An Act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress of the United States of America and signed and approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 4, 1937. The League is the only Federally Chartered Marine Corps related veterans organization in the country. Since its earliest days, the Marine Corps League has enjoyed the support and encouragement of the active duty and Reserve establishments of the U. S. Marine Corps.
Today, the League boasts a membership of more than 76,000 men and women, officer and enlisted, active duty, Reserve Marines, honorably discharged Marine Veterans and qualified FMF Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains and is one of the few Veterans Organizations that experiences increases in its membership each year.