Welcome to the website for the Clan Leatherneck Society & Foundation. We started from humble beginnings as an informal group of Marines stationed in Holy Loch, Scotland in the early 1960s and have grown to an incorporated non-profit charity. Like our beloved Marine Corps, we have improvised, adapted, and overcome to become a national program. We are a 501(c)3 charity through the IRS.
To provide monetary aid to Marines in need while celebrating Celtic Heritage and Marine Corps Tradition.
What we do:
None of the officers or board of directors of the Clan Leatherneck Society & Foundation accept any pay or financial benefit.
Clan Leatherneck at the 2016 Central Virginia
Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Clan Leatherneck representing our Corps and our Heritage
In November of 1960, 14 Marines were selected from Sea School training to be assigned to the submarine refit ship, USS Proteus (AS19). In January of 1961, the Proteus was dispatched to Holy Loch, Scotland as a support base for the Polaris missile submarine fleet. Those 14 Marines were to provide security for the Polaris missiles aboard ship. In January of 1963, the Proteus returned to Charleston Navy Base and those Marines were assigned to other duties in the Corps.