Named in honor of Marine Captain Mike Spann,
Marine Corps League Detachment #1272 was chartered on 24 April 2007.

Our namesake was the first battlefield casualty in the war on terrorism that began on September 11, 2001. Our profound gratitude is expressed to his family for permission to name the detachment after their son, husband, father, and friend.

The work of MCL Detachment #1272, the Mike Spann Detachment, is dedicated in his honor, and to the support of the country, the Corps, and the Marines he so faithfully served.