The DOD (Department of Defense) has done away with U.S. Military funeral details since 2001. When called on "by the next of kin," the casualty department will only send out a minimum detail which consist of 2-3 uniformed service members.
At a time when services are not available due to active duty members being involved in conflicts around the globe, Semper Fi #3 Memorial Honor Detail stands ready to take up the void.
Semper Fi #3 Memorial Honor Detail is a certified US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas. It was established in 2014, by Andres (Andrew) Ortiz, Gunnery Sgt. USMC (Ret.)
(Gunnery Sgt. Ortiz)
After attending a funeral for a fellow Marine, Gunnery Sgt. Ortiz was appalled there were no U.S. Marine Military Honor Detail in attendance. Not wanting to see a repeat for other Veterans deserving military honors, Gunnery Sgt. Ortiz began his quest to create a military honor detail.
Semper Fi #3 Memorial Honor Detail is committed to providing U. S. Marine and Military Veterans of honorable service full military honors with dignity and professionalism at their Interment. We are an all volunteer group of retired and veteran Marines who generously give our time to show respect and to honor those veterans and their families.
In keeping with the United States Marine Corps tradition of “We take care of our own,” the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment and in honor of those who lived the good life, fought the good fight and made the ultimate sacrifice, the SEMPER FI #3 Memorial Honor Detail is committed to provide to all veterans (men and women) of honorable service but not limited to other branches of service full military honors, with dignity, integrity and professionalism at the time of their interment in the Houston, Harris County, Texas area.
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Andres (Andrew) Ortiz Gunnery Sgt. USMC (Ret.)
CEO Semper Fi #3 Memorial Honor Detail