Department of Maryland
"Marines Helping Wounded Marines"


Fishing Trip on the 'Rodbender' Boat
and Fish Fry at Serenity Farm
for WRAMC & Bethesda Hospital Patients
June 20, 2006


Don Patterson, who was recently elected Commandant of the Southern Maryland Leathernecks of the Marine Corps League, an organization of all Marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen and members of the Marines Helping Marines Program, has teamed up with local Southern Maryland business leaders.
Keith Allston, owner of the 'Rodbender' Charter Fishing of Solomon's Island and the Robinson family of Serenity Farm Inc., of Benedict, Maryland, donated their services.
The Marine Corps League and the Wounded Warrior Project took wounded men and women from all branches of the military from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital with their families on a fishing trip on the Chesapeake Bay and topped off the day with a country fish fry on the farm complete with a petting pen for the kids young and old.
The Marines Helping Marines Program is comprised of members from Marine Corps League Detachments all over Maryland. Their main purpose is to help the wounded Marines from the war on terrorism and their families.
Many Marines who are amputees are in the WRAMC hospital, which is the leading hospital for prosthetics. Whenever an event of this kind is held, it is always open to all patients of both hospitals.
You can help support the wounded with donations of gasoline gift cards. These cards are given to the wounded who are out-patients at the hospitals that need assistance for travel expenses.

Cash donations are also accepted, with tax receipts given. Mail to:

Marines Helping Marines
Marine Corps League
P.O. Box 141
Westminster, MD 21158

If you have an idea for an event or wish to help call Ron Short, Director of Marines Helping Marines Program, phone: (443) 465-1406 or e-mail:

Photos of June 20, 2006 Fishing Trip & Fish Fry
(Photos Courtesy of Don Patterson)


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