Goodfellow Marines celebrate 234th Marine Corps Birthday
By Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published November 10, 2009
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Marines and guests celebrated the 234th U.S. Marine Corps birthday ball hosted by the Marine Corps Detachment, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 7, at the C.J. Davidson Center, San Angelo. The guest speaker for the evening was retired Marine Col. Timothy Howard, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence Marine Forces Pacific.
Tradition holds that the first piece of cake is given to the guest of honor and the second to the oldest Marine present. Upon receiving the second piece of cake, the oldest Marine will in turn pass it on to the youngest Marine present, signifying the passing of experience and knowledge from the old to the young of the Corps.