About Vince Smith 


A Detachment hybrid meeting was held on Sat, 3/20/21 at the American Legion Post 55, Fredericksburg, VA.  Meetings in person resumed in Feb 2021.

Present were 21 members in person and 3 via Zoom. Members approved the minutes of the Feb 21 meeting and Paymaster Report for Feb 21. Paymaster Report was  noted as subject to audit. 

Normal Detachment business was also conducted along with presentation of Life Member Documents and Membership Cards to Tiffany Zapata and Associate Member Life John Kearney. 

Other Detachment Business: Plans in process for celebrating 10th detachment anniversary; Dept of VA Convention Apr 30 to May 1 in Richmond; Membership in detachment is 2d largest in VA (James Slay Det in Richmond is #1); Nominations for elected office held

Tentatively, April Detachment Meeting is scheduled for Sat, 4/17, at the Moose Family Center (our usual venue). Legion Post 55.

My Values 

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Born in rural Alabama and raised with his four siblings by their single mother, Vince Smith learned early on the value of hard work, teamwork, and perseverance. He graduated at the top of his high school class and led his football team to a state championship victory, all while working a part-time job at a local dairy farm.

Vince's academic prowess and leadership abilities earned him a scholarship to an Ivy League school, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in political science before successfully pursuing with a law degree. He spent the next two decades prosecuting the state's gravest offenders, in addition to volunteering for a variety of charitable causes. 

Today, Vince wants to serve as your voice on Capitol Hill. A voice that echoes your concerns. A voice that matters. A voice that cares.

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

  • Family comes first. 
  • Integrity matters.
  • Justice should prevail. 
  • Service above self. 
  • Honesty is a given. 
  • Humility is a gift. 
  • Bipartisanship is a must. 
​Jack Maas Detachment 1379
Marine Corps League
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407