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USMLM Reunion

USMLM Reunion and Dinner Set – 29 April 2017 The USMLM Association will hold a USMLM Reunion, 28-30 April 2017, in Washington DC.  The reunion dinner will be held Saturday, 29 April 2017, beginning at 1800, at the Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel, 2650 Jefferson David Highway, Arlington, VA  22202. Cost for the dinner is $40.00 per person…

Col Lawrence Kelley (USMC ret.) Reports from BRIXMIS Memorial Dedication

On Saturday, 17 September 2016, the BRIXMIS Association conducted a dedication ceremony for the BRIXMIS memorial that now stands at the UK’s National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas (north of Birmingham and almost in the exact geographic center of England).       MG Peter Williams, the chairman of the BRIXMIS Association and twice a member…

Nicholson and Mariotti Not Forgotten in Ludwigslust, 2016

The anniversary of the 1985 killing of MAJ Arthur Nicholson by a Soviet sentry was marked again this year near the spot where he was shot outside Ludwigslust in Germany.  A ceremony organized by USMLM veteran SFC (ret) Thomas Favia (USMLM 1989-1991) took place March 20th at 10:00 am at the memorial site near the…

2016 Commemoration Ceremony for MAJ Arthur Nicholson and Adjutant Chef Philippe Mariotti

SFC (ret) Thomas Favia, USMLM 1989-1991, has announced that a ceremony honoring MAJ Arthur Nicholson and Adjutant Chef Philippe Mariotti will be held 10:00 AM, Sunday, 20 March 2016, at the site of the monument to MAJ Nicholson outside Ludwigslust, Germany. This will be the third year in a row that members of the allied…

Film of 2005 Ceremony at Nicholson Monument, Ludwigslust Germany

Below is a film made by COL (USAF ret) Ed Gallagher, USMLM 83-85, of the ceremony dedicating the memorial for LTC Arthur Nicholson at Ludwigslust in March 2005.

Nicholson Ceremony at Ludwigslust Draws Many

On a clear but cold Sunday, March 22nd 2015, outside the German town of Ludwigslust, 50 some people gathered to remember the lives and sacrifices of LTC Arthur Nicholson and Adjutant Chef Philippe Mariotti.  On the 30th anniversary of the shooting death of then MAJ Arthur Nicholson, former members of the USMLM, FMLM, and BRIXMIS…

Colonel Paul G. Skowronek Passes

Colonel Paul G. Skowronek (US Army ret) passed away on 20 February 2015 in San Antonio, Texas at the age of 99.  Colonel Skowronek was Chief of USMLM from 1964 to 1966 and for the last few years was one of the oldest living graduates from West Point (class of 1941).  According to the West…

Invitation for USMLM Veterans to Visit Potsdam on Margins of Nicholson Ceremony

In conjunction with the 22 March ceremony in Ludwigslust honoring Maj “Nick” Nicholson (and ADC Philippe Mariotti), one of the current residents of a dwelling on Am Lehnitzsee in Neufahrland (the short road to the Potsdam House) has invited the USMLM attendees to visit him. The visit would occur in the afternoon of 21 March…

Lance Corporal Montague

By Col. Lawrence G. Kelley USMC (Ret.), NavRep 1983-86   On an overcast morning in the spring of 1984, I received an unexpected call from the Naval Advisor to the Stadtkommandant: Could I come over to his office to discuss a somewhat unusual matter? The call piqued my curiosity, since even as the Senior Marine…

Nicholson Commemorations Scheduled for Ludwigslust and Arlington

Two commemorative events will be held this March to mark the death and service of then Maj Arthur Nicholson  (USMLM 1982-1985).  A ceremony at Nick’s Arlington Cemetery grave site (section 7-A) will be held at 1100, Tuesday, March 24th.  A separate ceremony will take place near the German town of Ludwigslust on March 22nd.  …

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