Olde English Leathernecks
The Marines of York County,South Carolina



Marines, thier families, and associates, this year's Ball has been another success and our special thanks go out to our Ball Committee:  Doc Sweet, Tom Ayers, Paul Tate, Shelly Austin, Ed Egan and Milt Smith for their hard work and dedication.  

Special thanks also go to our sponsors, program advertiswers, vendors, and decorator!

 Our photographer has posted some of the candid shots on his website and they are available for your purchase.  Go to http://otsp.biz and click on Recently Added where you will find a section called Marine Corps Birthday Ball Candids and another one for the Marine Corps Birthday Ball Photo Booth and Pictures.  Once again Keith Wilkes of On The Spot Photography did a tremendous job capturing the moments that made this year's Ball unique and special.

Semper Fi!


November 8, 2014, 6:00 PM Book Signing, 7:00 PM Celebration
Location:  American Legion Hall, Frank Roach Post 34, 199 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC  29730

Honored Guest:  Brigadier General William "Wild Bill" Weise, USMC (Retired)

Ball attendees and Sponsors are cordially invited to a private book signing on the night of the Ball by the author of One Magnificent Bastard, Brigadier General William "Wild Bill" Weise.

This year's Ball will also include a Silent Auction, an M1A1 Rifle for raffle, an entertaining Band and an on-site photographer.  If you have an item you would like to donate for the Silent Auction, please let someone on the Ball Committe know.    

Sponsorship Levels:

  • Bronze:  $500.00 - (2) tickets and a full page ad in the program
  • Silver:  $1000.00 - (2) tickets, autographed book by BGen Weise, and a full page ad in the program plus 10 drawing tickets, or you may sponsor a table of 8.
  • Gold:   $1500.00 (2) tickets, auotgraphed book by BGen Weise, a full page ad in the program, hotel accommodations for 2, and 20 drawing tickets.

Click the link below to download the Program Booklet Advertisement or Sponsorship form to send in your ad, a sponsorship, or to purchase your Ball tickets.  Checks should be made out to "Olde English Leathernecks" and mailed to PO Box 733, Rock Hill, SC  29732

Tickets for The Ball are $40/each.

Download the Ball Flyer (below) for more information on the Ball, Sponsorships, and the Private Book Signing with our honored guest, BGen Weise.

Additional contact information:

     Robert (Doc) Sweet


     Ed Egan

 Your Ball Committee for 2014:

  • Doc Sweet (Chairman)
  • Tommy Ayers (Vice Chairman)
  • Shelly Austin
  • Ed Egan
  • Milt Smith
  • Paul Tate