Augusta Chapter MOWW History
In the Spring of 1980, the MOWW Department of Georgia Commander at that time, Colonel W. L. Bates, USMC (Ret.) made plans to form a new MOWW chapter in Augusta, Georgia. Retired officers residing in Augusta, Aiken, and vicinity were contacted to access their interest in forming and joining the new chapter.
Their enthusiasm boded well for the future and the first organizational meeting was set for the 6 December 1980. On 17 January 1981 a meeting of the initial cadre was held at the Town Tavern, 15 Seventh Street, Augusta. Subsequently, 27 officers became charter members with the initial leadership of: Commander – Major General Harley L. Moore, Vice Commander – LCDR Frank W. Medlock and Adjutant – COL O. G. A. Mastroianni. The establishment of the Augusta Chapter was approved by MOWW headquarters with the official charter received on the 24 May 1981.