Douglas Marines observe service’s birthday
While Saturday is the official Marine Corps birthday, more than 40 Douglas Marines and a few family members cut the cake a day early on Friday.
The youngest Marine, Douglas Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Kimbrell served cake to the oldest Marine, Jack Wyle, who served in combat at Iwo Jima.
Sgt. Ron Miller read the Commandant’s birthday message. A change of annual program command took place as Undersheriff Paul Howell, who is retiring, turned over the baton to Miller.
“There was much camaraderie in the room,” said Marine and Judge Steve McMorris who followed up the Commandant’s comments about the World War I historic Marine battle 100 years ago at Belleau, France with his observations of the magnificent preservation of the American Cemetery, Church and battle site he saw during a visit in May.