Townsend MCL, Detachment #920

We are a brotherhood of Marines, Navy FMF Corpsmen, and Veterans serving fellow Marines, Veterans, and our community. Come join us as we grow and continue the traditions and values of the Corps. Our elections are in January and installation in February. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month at 1700 hours, at Fried Tomato Buffet, 6561 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1718 Chenoweth Lane, Montgomery, Alabama 36106

Meeting Address: Fried Tomato Buffet, 6561 Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery, AL 36117 – Maps & Directions

Phone: 903-918-2347

Email: [email protected]

2023 Officers

  • Mike (Pat) Jeffries, Commandant
  • Chuck Moore, Sr. Vice Commandant
  • Andre T Johnson, Jr. Vice Commandant
  • Rick Joki, Judge Advocate
  • Chuck Moore, Paymaster
  • Pat Jeffries, Adjutant
  • Chuck Moore, Chaplain
  • Mark Kuehndorf, Sgt. at Arms
  • Mark Barnhart, Jr. Past Commandant
  • Vacant, Marine4Life Liaison
  • Chuck Moore, Web Sgt.
  • Mark Barnhart, Newsletter Editor
  • Nancy Burtron, Americanism/Historian
  • Vacant, Eagle Scout Contact
  • Vacant, VAVS Contact
  • Nancy Burtron, Toys 4 Tots Contact

Cpl Henry ‘Ben’ Townsend Jr

Henry ‘Ben’ Townsend Jr. was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. Henry was born on January 11, 1962 and was from Montgomery, Alabama. Corporal Townsend was critically injured in the Beirut Barracks bombing on October 23, 1983. He was transported from Lebanon to Bethesda Naval Hospital where he died from his injuries on December 2, 1983. He was 22 years old. Corporal Townsend left behind his parents, his wife and daughter. Corporal Townsend’s MOS was 0311, Rifleman, the backbone of the United States Marine Corps.

24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU)
II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)
1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8) BLT
II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), 2nd MarDiv
8th Marine Regiment/1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)

Service Years: 1981 – 1983

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
Marine Corps Expeditionary Metal
Navy Unit Commendation
Combat Action Ribbon
Purple Heart
Cold War Certificate

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