- Customer Care
Member Salute: Col Willard A. "Willy" Buhl
October 1, 2013
Member Salute is a series of brief profiles describing the diverse Marine Corps Association & Foundation members from around the world.
Col Willard A. "Willy" Buhl has been a life member of the Marine Corps Association & Foundation since he joined the Marine Corps 31 years ago. He said it’s important for both active-duty and retired Marines to attend the MCA&F dinners and award ceremonies because “it’s like a family reunion and keeps the Corps together.”
“I see old friends and there’s always something stimulating being said by the guest of honor,” Buhl said. “It’s also good chow.”
Buhl is currently the commanding officer of the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. The regiment is responsible for the wounded, ill and injured of the Marine Corps, he said, and there is one battalion on each coast and 12 detachments.
MCA&F and the regiment partner to co-host the annual Wounded Warrior Awards to honor the regiment’s top performing Marines and civilian staff.
“The association has been a long standing partner for many good causes, especially during this period of war,” Buhl said.
In May 2013, Buhl attended the Marine Corps Association & Foundation's Belleau Wood battle study in France with Wounded Warriors.
“I’m proud to serve and I’m proud to be a member of the association,” Buhl said.
Thanks for the email; I purchased the two Marine Corps. Cups for my brother who served with the First Marine Div. in Vietnam . He was very pleased with the cups and I was very impressed with the purchase. The online catalog did not do the product the justice it deserved. Thanks again and I am sure you will hear from me in the future.
Thank you for all your help over the phone today. Planning a Marine Corps Ball is a lot of time, energy and work.
Timothy C. Summers
Timothy C. Summers
Colonel Ford, I have to pass this on because I'm in shock that I was able to Connect (on the first Ring), Chat and concluded my business with "Sharon" in less than 30 seconds, at the MCA-Office. I was taken by surprise. Why, I'm Not used to anyone answering the phone especially on the first ring. AND...a human being...a lovely lady with a disarming voice, which at first I thought was a recording. WOW! I commend THE MCA for doing such an outstanding service for its members...make me proud. Just think...I was not asked "if I knew my parties Extension."?
Wish I had a Blog...I would spread around how delighted I am. What transpired to me today is Rare, just doesn't happen anymore. See, I'm so impressed I'm blitzing you here.
I want to relay my many thanks to everyone at Marine Corps Association and Military Historical Tours for providing me the opportunity to experience such a wonderful trip to Russia. Had I not won this trip through MCA I may have never taken advantage of such fantastic travels. The group, the Russian Tour guide (Oleg Alexandrov) and Charlie Dunn were wonderful companions during the trip. It will be a memory I will cherish all of my remaing days on this earth.
Again, Many thanks and Semper Fidelis!
1stSgt Bradshaw, USMC (Ret.)
I received the shipment of plaques, books and certificates today for
mail call. It was more exciting to me than candy or magazines! Thank
you very much.
1stSgt Thomas M. Burkhard
You have been the easiest person I have ever dealt with since I have started MWR out here. You were very quick to respond to my every question and very knowledgeable about your work for an order over a phone that was my greatest experience. If you were in the Marine Corps Skylar I would write you up for a meritorious promotion. I will surely write it in my books to pass the word to the next MWR rep to continue the membership with you guys.
Sgt Richard Colmenarez
I just wanted to say thanks so much for making sure the uniform got back
to me in time for my commissioning class's photo. It fits me well and I am so excited for commissioning which takes
place in 17 hours! Thank you again!
MIDN Judith U Kastner
Congratulations. You are more responsive and informative than any other website contact I can recall. I appreciate that very much. It’s really nice to have someone like you at the MCA “front door.”
W. A. Reed King George, VA
My Name is Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo, Sergeant Major of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) out of Camp Pendleton, CA. Sergeant Major (Ret.) Frank Pulley is one of my mentors and is someone that I have a tremendous amount of respect for. The MCA and SgtMaj Pulley do a phenomenal job in helping us recognize our Marines and Sailors and they continually demonstrate that they are always more than ready to support; anytime...Anyplace! And on behalf of the entire 13th MEU, I thank you very much!
Sergeant Major Juan. M. Hidalgo
I received my blouse last Friday and want to thank you for your efforts
in getting things done. Also, please thank the tailors involved in
making everything right and please give my sincere thanks to those who
made the decision to make the necessary corrections at no charge to me.
That in itself says a lot about your organization. The blouse fits
like a glove and actually looks and feels like new.
Thank you and all the staff who had a hand in correcting a problem and making an old man happy. Semper Fi
Charles W. (Chuck) Harpe
- Leading With PTSD: Suffering From What They Have Experienced (Article)
- Ninth Annual Military Heroes Golf Classic (Event)
- MCA&F Participates in Fundraiser to Benefit Wounded Warriors (Photo Gallery)
- Wounded Warriors' First Change Of Command (Magazine Page)
- Racing Toward Hope (Article)