MacIntyre, Edward (Eddie)

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Name

MacIntyre, Edward (Eddie)

Class

2002

Biography

Born in New York City in 1933. Enlisted in U.S. Marine Corps in 1953 and served 12 years in active and reserve assignments. Owned a small neighborhood tavern in metropolitan Phoenix for over 36 years that became an unofficial Marine Corps League headquarters and recruiting center, as well as a charity fund raising entity. He raised $14,000 for the Ira Hayes Detachment, Marine Corps League, and averaged $1,000 a year for the Marine Corps League National Scholarship Program. In an eight-year period, Jerry’s Kids received $35,000 in the fight against muscular dystrophy. Volunteered at the Carl Hayden VA Medical Center for 27 years, amassing some 9,000 hours in escort service and as a van driver. Elected as 43rd National Commandant of the Marine Corps League in 1985. On June 6, 1986, the Mayor of Indianapolis declared a “Commandant Edward D. MacIntyre Day,” and he was named Marine Corps League “National Marine of the Year” in 1988. Remains active in Church and Masonic Fraternity activities.