"A. J. "Tony" Begenwald was selected Marine of the Year for 2005 . He
received a plaque from the MCL
, citations from Gov.
Begenwald, Chaplain of the Detachment, was selected by his peers in recognition of his efforts in support of the Department of Maryland MCL's Marines Helping Wounded Marines program.
Co-chairman of the program, he has been instrumental in helping the Detachment in raising funds and materials and weekly visits to the wounded Marines and their families at Bethesda Naval and Walter Reed hospitals."