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Marine Corps League of Naples
E.T. Brisson Detachment #063, Naples, FL
Military Order of Devil Dogs -- Pound #387
Devil Dog is a term given to the Marines commanded by General J. "Black Jack" Pershing 
at the Battle of Belleau Wood (6 June 1918) by engaging the Germans in
hand-to-hand combat. The battle was so intense that some of the marines had lost their weapons and resorted to biting the Germans. As a result of the tenacity of the marines,
the German adversaries called the marines "Teufelhunde" which literally means
"Dogs of the Devil"   This term is now known as "Devil Dogs"

The Military Order of the Devil Dog (MODD) was organized in 1939, in Boston, MA. 
The charter, as a subsidiary organization of the Marine Corps League, occurred
on 19 March 1940. The MODD is organized in nearly every state
where the Marine Corps League has a presence. 

The MODD is the Fun and Honor Society of the Marine Corps League,  
comprised of only regular members of the League who have been recommended for membership 
by two members of the MODD. Each member undergoes a series of initiations. 
First as a Pup, in their Pound (the local organization), 
then as a Devil Dog in their Pack (the State organization), 
and finally as a Pedigreed Devil Dog at the Supreme Growl 
held in conjunction with the National Convention of the League.

Each degree must be held for one full year before candidacy for the next degree may be considered. Advancement is not automatic after one year; it must be earned......
it is a privilege, NOT a right.

The MODD promotes good fellowship amongst the members of the different Marine Corps League Detachments. It provides amusement and entertainment at all gatherings
of the League, when and where advisable, preserves and strengthens the principles
and ideals of the League, and maintains true allegiance to the
United States of America and its Constitution and laws.
​Pound Keeper -- DD Frank DeGaetano
Sr Vice -- Pup Bernard "Bert" Brady
Jr Vice -- Pup Michael Galloway
Dog Robber -- PDD Gary Nasby
Smart Dog -- PDD Donald L Haines
Dog Trainer -- Pup George Miserendino
Mad Dog -- PDD John Marsh, Sr
Police Dog -- Pup Bob "Cadillac" Butcher
Watch Dog -- DD VK "Mel" Melhado III
Barking Dog -- DD John Castle
Liaison Officer --  vacant
JR Past Pound Keeper - 
             PDD Jerold "Dick" Scribner
MODD Ranks:
~Pedigreed Devil Dog (PPD) is the highest rank & wears a Gold Ribbon

~Devil Dog (DD) is the next lower rank
& wears a Red Ribbon

~Pup is the next lower rank & wears a Black Ribbon

The ribbon is worn around the neck 
and a Dog Tag is attached to it.
Only the most worthy members of the Marine Corps League are accepted into
The Military Order of DEVIL DOGS.

~Applicant must be a paid member in good standing in the Marine Corps League
~Applicant must be active in his/her Detachment
~He/she must request membership in The Order
~He/she must be recommended by the Detachment Commandant
~He/she must be sponsored by two (2) Devil Dogs or Pedigreed Devil Dogs
For more information, contact:
Gary Nasby -- 315.399.9626
DD Frank DeGaetano, -- Pound Keeper
PUP Bernard "Bert" Brady -- SR Vice Pound Keeper
PUP Michael Galloway -- JR Vice Pound Keeper
PDD Gary Nasby -- Dog Robber/Scratcher
PDD Donald L Haines -- Smart Dog
PUP George Miserendino -- Dog Trainer
PDD John Marsh, Sr -- Mad Dog
PUP Robert "Cadillac" Butcher -- Police Dog
DD VK Melhado III -- Watch Dog
DD John Castle -- Barking Dog
PDD Jerrold R [Dick] Scribner -- JR Past Pound Keeper & Asst Dog Trainer
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2021--2022 --  POUND #387 OFFICERS

Faith Lutheran Church
4150 Goodlette Road, Naples FL

Social Distancing in effect

Check Detachment Calendar for dates