Today is the birthday of the nation's oldest branch of the armed serves, the United States Marine Corps. Older, in fact, than the United States. The Corps was founded in Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775. My active duty in the Marine Corps was from December 1961 to December 1964. That three years saw me at: Parris Island, SC; Camp Lejune, NC; Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA; and Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, NC. Semper Fidelis!
Sgt. Patrick J. Eagan, USMC (Ret)
(Ok, I didn't retire but it looks nice!)