The PFC Bruce Larson Detachment #1242 was founded in 2006 by Andy Andretta.


Our Mission

We serve the communities of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville in northern Mecklenburg County in North Carolina. We support Marine Corps League charities such as Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Fund, veterans who need assistance, USO, and the Boy Scouts of America.

“We are not done serving, we never will be”
— Andy Andretta, Founder MCL Detachment #1242

What We do

  • We continue to grow our Toys for Tots donations each Christmas season

  • We are a veterans service organization helping veterans needing assistance

  • Our Color Guard performs at all local military holiday events

  • All donations collected are returned to our local communities

  • We provide JROTC scholarships to (4) local high school programs in northern Mecklenburg County

  • We award our Good Citizenship Award to local Eagle Scouts

  • We support our local soup kitchens with volunteerism