MacIntyre, Edward (Eddie)
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.