Join us for our Monthly lunch meeting on the third Thursday of each month at Classic Club in Palm Desert.
1130 Hrs

Please RSVP via phone: 760 901 5494 or email JIm Olson at






The Desert Cities Mitchell Paige Medal of Honor Chapter, 1st Marine Division Association was chartered in 1998 by a group of Marine veterans, including its namesake Colonel Mitchell Paige, USMC.

Colonel Paige was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic action while an enlisted Sergeant serving with the 7th Marine Regiment at the Battle of Guadalcanal. See the story of Colonel Paige here!

Through its fund raising efforts the Chapter is able to lend its support to the 7th Marine Regiment and its families; the Marine Corps Jr Reserve Officers Training Corps at Desert Hot Springs High School; the Marine Devil Pups Program; the Young Marines; Marine Wounded Warriors and the Toys for Tots program.

The Chapter is a member of the Palm Desert and the Greater Coachella Valley Chambers of Commerce and participates jointly with both Chambers in holiday ceremonies that honor the military and veterans.

Each year the Chapter hosts a streak fry for the 7th Marines at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms , CA.

At Christmas season the Chapter purchases and delivers fully prepared Christmas dinners to
7th Marines’ families of deployed Marines.

The Chapter meets for lunch at 1130 on the third Thursday of every month at the Classic Club in Palm Desert, CA.  All Marines and FMF Corpsmen on active duty or veterans are welcome.