MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. --
Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 displayed some of their equipment at t the
Indigo Run housing community’s car show in Hilton Head, S.C. Sept. 12.
The Marines with
MWSS-273 had the opportunity to display their vehicles and explain their
operations during the event. The Marines also accepted children’s winter coats on
behalf of Marine Corps Community Services. The more than 250 coats will be
donated to the MCCS Family Services Center.
addition to the Marine’s display and the coat donations, the event featured a
classic car show and an art gallery.
“This is our third
annual car and art show for the Indigo Run community,” said Jean McElroy, the
marketing and communications director of Indigo Run. “This year we wanted to
add a coat donation component to the event.”
The residents of
Indigo Run decided to use their resources to help out their local military
“We’ve asked our
community to donate coats for children of military families and we asked for
the participation of Beaufort because we wanted a local tie to contribute to,”
said McElroy. “Everyone has been elated to have a way to give back and make a
The event was
attended by many military admirers and veterans eager to lend a hand in
whatever way they could.
“We got a huge
excited response from the community when we advertised that the Marines were
going to be here,” said McElroy.
citizens got a chance to get up close and personal with real life Marine Corps
responding very well,” said Sgt. Craig Ledyard, a motor vehicle operator with
MWSS-273 aboard MCAS Beaufort. “They’re engaging a lot. We like it when they
ask questions and actually climb into the vehicles. It went very well for us.”
display were the M1151High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known
as a Humvee, a MKR18 Logistics Vehicle System Replacement and a Medium Tactical
Vehicle Replacement, better known as a seven-ton.
“We like coming
out here to show off the different kinds of vehicles that the Marine Corps has
to offer in the motor transportation community,” said Ledyard. “We could not be
more grateful to these people for supporting us the way they do.”