Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141
123 Gibson Rd Lexington, South Carolina 29072
(803) 892-3068

Happy 247th Birthday

Please join the Greater Columbia Marines and the Marine Corps League as we celebrate the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps on November 5, 2022.

The celebration will take place at the NCO Club at Fort Jackson. 5700 Lee Road, Columbia, SC 29207

Guest of Honor and Speaker is USMC LtGen. Stacy Clardy (retired) Cost of tickets is $75.00 per person

Includes Birthday Celebration, meal and music/dancing. Tickets available at Detachment meetings.

Founded By Marines FOR Marines

Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141 is an organization founded by marines for marines. Our mission started as a means to honor and memorialize one of our very own Marines, H.E. “Speedy” Wilson. His heroism and outstanding service still inspire us today and embrace the core values of what it means to be a marine. Through the years, we’ve expanded our reach, recruiting veterans and active marines to join. Membership in the League is open to all Marines who proudly wear or who have worn the eagle, globe, and anchor of the Corps and to our "Devil Docs" (United States Navy Corpsmen).

We are a social and active group that fosters the same esprit de corps that we all remember from our time in uniform. Toys for Tots is a big deal for us each Christmas, but we are active in our community throughout the year with other civic projects.

Potential new members are always welcome at our monthly meetings, which are held the second Thursday of each month. Please contact us at (803) 892-3068 for more information. Semper Fidelis!

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Speedy Wilson

Harold "Speedy" Wilson is a hero and fellow Marine we strive to honor each year. As a Medal of Honor recipient, Speedy embodies the heart and soul of the Marine Corp values. Each year, we celebrate his memory by visiting his gravesite and sharing a cold one.

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Our programs

We do our part to honor our country and fellow citizens through good works. Some of the programs we’re involved in include Toys for Tots, Boy Scouts, local food banks, clothing drives, and programs centered around helping active and retired Marines.

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About Us

Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141 is an organization founded by local veterans. For years, we’ve been dedicated to servicing our nation in more ways than one. We consider our organization the home for Marines to commemorate their service and sacrifice.

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Get Involved

The Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141 welcomes all marines to become a member of our organization. There are many ways you can get involved and contribute to our causes through volunteer work and celebrating fellow men and women of service.
  • Marines honoring the gravesite for Speedy Wilson
  • New members joining Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141
  • Members of Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141
  • Marine Corps Speedy Wilson cake on the left, with 2 men joining organization on the right
  • 2 men at Speedy Wilson celebration (left). Man and woman at Speedy Wilson event (right).
  • More photos from a Marine Corps Speedy Wilson meeting

Banding Together

Just as we did in the line of duty, we continue to band together for our community. The Marine Corps League Speedy Wilson 1141 invites you to join our cause in volunteer work and commemorating the immense sacrifice of those who served and continue to serve our county.

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