U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melissa Eschenbrenner/Released 121121-M-MC123-505.JPG
Nov 21, 2012
The oldest Marine present, retired Sgt. Maj. Bill Paxton, takes the first bite of cake during a cake-cutting ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 9. During the yearly ceremony, the oldest Marine takes a bite of cake then passes the cake to the youngest Marine present to symbolize the passing of wisdom from one generation of Marines to the next.
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