Detachment 1439 Officers and Staff

Phil Yin

14219 N Desert Flower Dr, Fountain Hills AZ 85268-4160

(480) 845-4083
Sr. Vice Commandant

Tait Elkie

P O BOX 18704 – Fountain Hills AZ 85269-8704

(480) 766-1231
Jr. Vice Commandant

David Nelson

13700 N. Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills AZ 85268-3713 

(602) 402-9200

Tom Pagliuco

16037 E Trevino Dr.  Fountain Hills AZ 85268-5640

(708) 224-1513

Robert Schmitz

17418 E La Pasada, Fountain Hills AZ 85268-3033

(602) 321-3658
Judge Advocate

Herb Spohr

8766 E. Shea 106-622 Scottsdale AZ 85260-6629


Gene Wuestenfeld

PO Box 19915 Fountain Hills AZ 85269-0913

(602) 619-4971
Sgt At Arms

Ed Quinn

16445 E. Trevino Dr Fountain Hills AZ  85268-5640

(480) 837-9617

Donald Eugene Joseph Jacobson Jr.

14219 N Desert Flower Dr. Fountain Hills AZ 85268-4160


Adjutant / PR

Debbie Yin

14219 N Desert Flower Dr, Fountain Hills AZ 85268-4160

(480) 836-7917

Fountain Hills Marine Corps League (FHMCL) Detachment #1439’s  officers recently met with Brad Bridwell, a friend of our Chaplain Bob Frost, who shared with us the needs of veterans who live at Victory Place, in Phoenix, AZ.  At this meeting, the Detachment members learned of the many needs of the facility.

Victory Place is a 243-bed facility in Phoenix for homeless veterans.   The majority are living in the permanent housing with 40 currently in their transitional housing.  The Carl T. Hayden Veterans Affairs Hospital in Phoenix provides meals daily to the residents and Community Bridges of Phoenix,(CBI), provides a combination of education, therapy, housing, medications, peer support, inspiration, hope and other supportive services.

The FHMCL’s Trustee Committee voted to purchase 40+ care packages, consisting of toiletries, hygiene items, snacks, water bottles and various other items.  A local small business owner, Ono Donahue, donated 40 + of her beautiful handmade masks to include in these packages. 

Individuals and businesses interested in making a difference to veterans of Victory Place may donate toiletries, hygiene items, furniture, much needed kitchen utensils and cooking/baking pots and pans, dishes and small appliances.  For additional information on this program or how best to donate, please contact Jerica Holcombe, Property Manager of Victory Place at 602.243.2774 (office), 832.420.4390 (cell phone) or

Our Color Guard was awarded 1st Place at the Arizona State Convention/Competition and will now represent the State of Arizona at the National Competition.  We will be competing on Friday, August 24th in two categories: "Advancing & Retrieving the Colors" and the "Military Class".  On Sunday, August 26th we will be marching in the Parade.