From the Archives – The Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco

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    Eight or nine years ago, before GSA ruined the use of the term, we had a Commander’s Conference at the Marines Memorial Club in downtown San Francisco. Previous to this, conferences were held in some nice getaway places like Reno, but by the time I got a battalion command, they were already looking for cheaper and less conspicuous places to hold meetings with guys in military uniforms running around where the public could see them. To my fortune, I discovered the Marines Memorial Club and hotel. Legend has it that the Marines had saved up a lot of money in WW2 to run a PX system for the occupation of Japan, when the war suddenly ended. This was back in the day when things were a lot looser with money and the Marines decided that they would buy a hotel in downtown San Francisco so Marines would have an inexpensive place to stay when on shore leave there. They also wanted to memorialize the Marine legend and particularly recognize all the extreme […] The post From the Archives – The Marines Memorial Club in San Francisco appeared first on The Military Frequent Flyer.

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