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Friends & Neighbors: Norwich Marine veteran to lead league’s state chapter

On Saturday, June 11, Patrick McMahon of Norwich, a member and past-commandant of the Thames River Detachment #1334 of the Marine Corps League, was elected to be the commandant for the Marine Corps League, Department of CT for 2022-23.

McMahon served in the Corps during peace time, and is a retired police executive, who served in Norwich and Middletown. He has four grown children and six grandchildren, and currently resides in Norwich with his wife, Laura.

A member and Sergeant-At-Arms of American Legion Post 104 and a member of VFW Post #594 Auxiliary, McMahon is also a member and Judge Advocate of the Norwich Area Veterans Council.

One of McMahon’s sons, Connor, is currently a captain serving in the Marine Corps.

In 1923, the Marine Corps League was the first nationally chartered veteran organization by an act of Congress, and regular membership is open to all honorably discharged Marines, FMF Navy Corpsmen and FMF Navy Chaplains. Associate membership is also available to those who support veterans and their respective community.

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