On Monday, November 5, 2007, veteran Marines of V.V.A. Oahu Chapter 858 were greeted by a detail of Camp Smith, HI. Marines, organized by SSgt Obi Rogers, PAO. SSgt Rogers and her detail first visited Marines at Tripler AMC that morning and then to the Oahu Veterans Center to visit with us. They even brought us cake. After talking story with these young Marines and telling our own war stories, we all gathering in a circle and sang Happy Birthday to ourselves. It was one of those full-circle moments. We were so impressed by these sharp young Marines and for their enthusiasm for the Corps and for life that I had to share this story. To all active duty and veteran Marines, we salute you.
Aloha Pumehana, and Semper Fi! Lu Parker, Hotel 2/1, Kilo 3/9, 3rd CAG. RVN 67-69.
p.s. attached is a photo of us taken that day and also an image of the 191st USMC Birthday Menu I sent home to my folks from P.I. I was shocked this morning when I saw another one posted on your site. A big mahalo for da kine newsletters. A hui hou, malama pono.