Roy Grossnick has scheduled a tour of the Marine Corps Museum. We will gather in the church parking lot at 9:15-9:30 a.m. on Friday morning and then depart for the museum. The tour is scheduled for 11:00am and our docent is Maj. John M. Elliott, USMC (Ret). John is a friend of Roy’s and is a very knowledgeable person on Marine Corps history, particularly, Marine Corps aviation. John served in the Marine Corps during WW-II, Korea, and Vietnam. He was in the Pacific during WW-II, in Korea during the Korean Conflict and in country Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He started his career as an Aviation Ordnanceman and was commissioned during Korea. When John retired from the Marines in the late 1960s he joined the Smithsonian Institution and was part of the team planning the development of a Military Museum for the Smithsonian. When the decision was made not to create a Military Museum John continued to work for the Smithsonian until hired as a Historian in the Naval Aviation History Office, Naval Historical Center (now Naval History and Heritage Command). He worked in my office and assisted with the updating of the book "United States Naval Aviation 1910-1995". John also authored six other books on Naval Aviation. He retired from my office in the 1990s and has continued researching and writing books on Naval and Marine Crops aviation. He has been a docent at the Marine Corps Museum since it opened.
Anyone wishing to go on the tour should contact Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Roy will schedule a lunch at the Globe and Laurel restaurant near the Museum. It is a well known watering hole for Marine Corps personnel.