To the Editor:

Nine Marines with ages averaging around three quarters of a century met at the Outpost on Nov. 10 to observe the 243rd Marine Corps birthday. It was an enjoyable luncheon while reminiscing about past service, duty stations, MOS (field of training) with a few “war stories” sprinkled in. Mostly it was questioned, “Where did all the time go?”

At the closing, the bill was requested, only to learn that Pat Holliday, mother of Marine Warrant Officer Nick Holliday, who is near retirement, had called in and paid for our luncheon. We appreciate it, Pat! And to all those on Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 that said, “Thank you for your service,” we can only say, as part of the 1 percent of this country that serve in our armed forces, “It was an honor.”

Semper Fi.

Dave Traylor

John Day

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