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President - John McColley

John E. McColley , Eric's dad, was born on Dec. 11, 1947 in Chicago, IL. John served enlisted in the United Sates Marine Corps in 1968 and served with a Marine rifle company in Vietnam. He attained the rank of Corporal before his separation from active duty in 1970. He then served in the ready reserve until he was honorably discharged in 1974. John attended University of Maryland, and in 1977 was married to Susan Banks.
The couple moved to Gettysburg, PA. where they raised there two children, Cheryl and Eric. In 2007 John and Susan sold there home of 30 years in Gettysburg and moved to Grandy, NC where they presently reside. John is a member of American Legion Post 202, Gettysburg, Pa.,The Marine Corps League, Battlefield Detachment 704 Gettysburg, PA., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060, Elizabeth City, NC, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kill Devil Hills, NC. and the Harley Owners Group, Kitty Hawk, NC 

Vice President - Susan McColley

Susan B. McColley, Eric's mom, was born Oct. 17, 1951 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended the University of Maryland, graduating with a degree in Education in 1974. In 1977, Susan was married to John McColley, and moved to Gettysburg, PA. Since then, Susan has spent her time raising and caring for children Cheryl and Eric, restoring the family's 1880's farm house and working with her husband John.


Susan is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 202 in Gettysburg, Pa, the Ladies auxiliary of The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Kill Devil Hills, NC and the Ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6060, Elizabeth City, NC and the Harley Owners Group, Kitty Hawk, NC

Secretary/Treasurer - Cheryl McColley Newbanks

Cheryl M. Newbanks, Eric's sister, was born Sept.. 1, 1980 in Gettysburg, PA. She graduated from Gettysburg Area High School in 1998 where she was a member of the band and school swim team. After high school, Cheryl joined the U.S. Navy in the delayed entry program and served aboard the USS Enterprise during two Persian Gulf tours. She was married to Kiel Newbanks in 2005.
In September of 2006, Cheryl was honorably discharged from the Navy, and currently resides in Hampton, Va. with her husband Kiel and son's Ethan and Eric. 

Board Members

Mr. Stan Clark

Born and raised in Baltimore, Md. Stan graduated from Catonsville High School in 1969. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served on active duty for six years attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his enlistment, he served with the 2nd and 3rd Marine Divisions as well as recruiting duty in the Harrisburg, PA. area. Stan was honorably discharged in 1976 and married the former Candice M. Parker of Lanham, MD. in 1977.

In 1985 The Clarks moved to Gettysburg, PA. where they currently reside. Stan worked in the real estate and construction industries until 2003 and is currently involved in the antique and militaria business.  Stan is an active member in the Albert Lentz American Legion Post 202, the Gettysburg Battlefield Detachment of the Marine Corps League, Forty & Eight Voiture #731 and the VFW Post #15 Home Association.  


Stan is active in various Veterans activities and programs, in particular the Wounded Warriors and Scholarship Programs. Most recently, Stan lead the drive to organize and fund The Sgt. Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award. This annual award was presented for the first time on May 29, 2007 to a graduating Senior at Gettysburg High School. 

Mr. Don Farren

Don was born in Montgomery County Maryland on May 26, 1949. Don enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served on active duty from 1968-1970 and ready reserve after that until he was honorably discharged in May of 1974.. He achieved the rank of Corporal and is a Vietnam Veteran.


Don has been a self employed practicing CPA for more than thirty years and is licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He and his wife Carolyn have been married for thirty five years and currently live in Kensington, MD.


They have three adult children, Laura, Leslie and Mark. Don is a graduate of Benjamin Franklin University, The College for Financial Planning and is also a member of the George Washington University Alumni Association.

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