Marine Corps birthday a celebration of brotherhood, tradition
On Sunday, for the 40th consecutive year, the Nifty Bar and Grill in Benson hosted a Marine Corps birthday bash. Here, from left, Sgt. Walid Kanan, former Cpl. Pat Peterson, Staff Sgt. Adam Dagendesh and Gunnery Sgt. Jack Crews show off the cake.
Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am
As former Marines from Omaha who went through boot camp together, Bernie Yarpe and Jim Skarda get together most weeks as members of a disabled veterans group.
They met up Sunday night, too, though this time to celebrate the Marine Corps' birthday, a special tradition in a military branch that takes its conventions seriously.
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Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am.