About Us

Who we are:

The Cpl. Stanley Moore Detachment #159, Marine Corps League, Berkley, MI is a Detachment in the Marine Corps League, providing a meeting place for all Marines and FMF Corpsmen who have served or are serving in the United States Marine Corps.

Our Mission:

We are dedicated to service to our Country, to Each Other and to our community. We provide support to Veterans who are in need. We participate in Scholarship Funding for the children of Marines. We organize and campaign for Toys For Tots, a USMCR program to provide needy children with a bit of happiness at Christmas. In addition, we support and are involved with veteran support at the Dingell VA Center in Detroit, providing a respite from the serious business of healing by an evening per month of Bingo and prizes.

Our History

The Cpl. Stanley L. Moore Detachment was founded in 1970 in Royal Oak, Michigan by a group of Marines in the area. The Detachment was named in honor of the first Marine from Oakland County to lose his life in Viet Nam. 2020 is the 50th Anniversary of its founding and we still have a couple of the founding members on our rolls.

Our Namesake

Stanley L. (LeRoy) Moore was born in Troy, Michigan in 1945 to Mr. and Mrs. Manley O. Tyler. Wounded once by a land mine, Cpl. Moore rehabilitated and returned to Viet Nam where he was KIA near Danang, VN on June 11, 1966.

Cpl. Moore’s Boot Camp Photo 1962
Units and Awards
Newspaper reporting of Cpl. Moore’s passing.