For the Fallen: In Memory of John Loudermilk

Every Detachment or organization has it’s own “DEFINING MOMENTS”.  The Kentuckiana Detachment is no different. 

We really came into our own shortly after we acquired an interest in The Marine House. After a year of renovation, we were finally able to “open our doors”.  Coincidentally, we received a request to use our hall to “Surprise” a Navy Corpsman, John Loudermilk who after 51 years was to receive recognition for heroic actions during 1967.  We gathered together, “brothers” in spirit to make this a celebration to honor one of our own! The program began to take on a life of it’s own, as we garnered assistance from the U. S. Navy, Marine Corps Recruiting Station, Marine Corps JROTC (Fern Creek), Department of KY Veterans Affairs, Local political leaders General Huck USMC,(Ret) and the Lt. Governor of KY.    The program was a great success and we documented it with photos galore, and this video of the event.   

Sadly, on Saturday 5 September 2020, our beloved member, “Doc” Loudermilk, succumbed to a Covid-19 infection.  We will all keep Sandy and the Loudermilk family in our thoughts and prayers!   To our Brother, Doc Loudermilk, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE and the good memories you contributed to the Kentuckiana Detachment.  YOU WILL BE FOREVER MISSED!  Semper Fi, Doc