My Values 

About Vince Smith 

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

John F. Kennedy

"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.

  • 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


Present were 20 members in person  Paymaster Report for May 21 was approved and noted as subject to audit. 

There were no May Minutes as the meeting was a celebration of Detachment 10th Anniversary.

Normal Detachment business was also conducted.

3 new members (transfers) joined the Detachment. 

Detachment Officer Changes:  Membership approved the elevation of  Sr Vice Bruce Mogensen to Detachment Commandant and appointment and swearing in of Joe Richardelli as Sr. Vice. Swearing in of Sr Vice was by Dave Glasgow, past Dept of VA Commandant.

Announcement of seeking volunteers for posts of Newsletter Editor and Chaplain.

Acknowledgement of Ralph Wilcox's 99th Birthday this month.  Ralph joined the Corps in 1939 and particiapted with the 1st MarDiv in actions in the Pacific during  in WW2.