Facebook A group of young Marines joined together to create a new Marine Corps League in Florence, Alabama. The original charter consist of 8 members. This is an excited new group of people ready to jump in and do some good work for Marines. Our detachment meets the 2nd Tuesday, 17:00 hours at American Legion Building, 318 S Court St, Florence, AL 35630.
The detachment was named for Marine Cpl Matthew D. Conley.
Died February 18, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom, 21, of Killen, Ala.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); killed Feb. 18 when his vehicle was attacked with an improvised explosive device while he was conducting combat operations in Ramadi, Iraq. Also killed was 2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald.