The Yagle Brothers
Detachment of the Marine Corps League is composed of Marines
and former Marines and FMF Corpsman with honorable service
(regular members) and other individuals interested in
preserving the traditions and spirit of the U.S. Marine Corps
(associate members). Most of our members live in the
Northwestern corner of Michigan's lower
Thomas Yagle(See photo upper left) was the first U.S. serviceman from the Grand Traverse Region of Michigan to be killed in Vietnam. He was a Mortar man with the 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division, FMF. He was killed in action on 16 April 1966, from multiple fragmentation wounds in Quang Nam Province of the Republic of South Vietnam. He is listed on "The Wall" in Washington, DC, Panel 06E-Row 119. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City, Michigan. A Marine Corps flag flies over his grave.
Roger Yagle(See photo upper right) enlisted in 1967 and was wounded three times, but survived Vietnam only to die stateside in an accident near Camp Lejeune, NC.
The Yagle Brothers Detachment #165 of the Marine Corps League, Traverse City, MI 49684, is named in honor, of the Yagle Brothers, Thomas and Roger. Their names live on through Yagle Brothers Detachment.
We have recently completed our headquarters from building at Camp Buday. The Camp, located on four and a half acres donated by a Detachment member, is on US-31, 2.5 miles West of Interlochen, Michigan.
We meet at 7pm,
on the second Wednesday of the month. Our meetings are
conducted under a unified ritual with the Marine Corps
atmosphere predominating. Several events are scheduled
throughout the year allowing plenty of time to socialize and
swap sea stories. Stop by our facility during our meeting and
see the Obstacle Course and Climbing Wall the Young Marines