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Photos: Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation Gala

It was black tie affair at the Crystal Tea Room last week as current and
former Marines joined other service members and civilians to raise money
for the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation. Staffed entirely by
volunteers, MCLEF raises money to help the families of Military personnel
and Federal Law Officer who get killed on the line of duty. 
 

Dean Picciotti MCLEF, President Lexington Technology
with Guests of Honor Chris and Katie Topolewski
 Medal of Honor Recipient Jon Cavaiani with Philip Parkinson. Through the continuous support of our the MCLEF donors, they have distributed aid with a value of more than $54,000,000.00 to
eligible children. This assistance was primarily rendered to children of
Marines or Federal law enforcement personnel who were killed on duty or
died under extraordinary circumstances while serving our country at
home or abroad.

Joe O’Hara of the Irish Pub and Lieutenant General Ron Coleman.
The Irish Pub Children’s foundation raised $45,000 for MCLEF this
year

 Mike Wallace MCLEF, Widow  Mechele Kerns (an MCLEF beneficiary)
, Lieutenant General Ron Coleman, Joe O’Hara MCLEF. Mechele’s husband Woodstown native U.S. Marine Cpl. Derek A. Kerns was killed in an Osprey Plane crash in Morocco in April 2012

 David Maser, Alison Young, a dry Annie McCormick as she spent the weekend covering Hurricane Annie for 6ABC down the shore, and A.J. Marsico
 Chief of Staff of the Marine Corp General Willie Williams, and Aide De
Camp Captain Geoffrey
 Medal of Honor Recipients: Jon Cavaiani – is a retired United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United
States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions
in the Vietnam War.  Brian Thacker – is a former United States Army officer and a recipient of the United
States military’s highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions
in the Vietnam War. and Colonel Harvey “Barney” Barnum, Jr., is a retired United States Marine
Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the
Vietnam War. He was the fourth Marine to receive the medal for valor in
Vietnam
 General Willie Williams, MCLEF Beneficiary Mechele Kerns, and Greg Brown
 Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffrey
 Marine Corp Guard
  Lisa Catterton and Percy Giles
 Thanks to Mike Hirata for shooting this for PhillyChitChat