JOHN DAY – Sixteen local Marines and their wives met at the Outpost Restaurant in John Day on Nov. 10 to observe the 240th birthday of the Marine Corps.
Those attending served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq from 1943 to the present.
The Marines included Dave Saxton, Bud Salsbury, Dave Traylor, Dennis Smith, Gary Langenfeld, Jim Clark, Gary Whitmore, Bill Sexton, Ken Evans, Gary Daake, Walt Kight, Harry Stangel, Marc “Doc” O’Dell, Bob Stewart, Tom Baum and Dale Duby.
After introductions were made, a general reminiscence of wars served in and duty stations visited was the order of the gathering.
According to Traylor, not all Grant County Marines were able to attend, but they and all Marines who served were fondly remembered by those present.