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Celebrating the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps


Last updated 11/25/2016 at Noon

Attending the USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion West Birthday Ball are, from left, Lt. Col. Stephen Mount; Fallbrook VFW's Andrew Genninger, Mark "Oz" Geist.

CAMP PENDLETON – USMC Wounded Warrior Battalion West presented a magnificent pageant at their birthday ball, highlighting the history of the Marines beginning on November 10, 1775 to present day. The pageant included uniforms through the ages, the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, and the passing of the colors from the youngest to the oldest.

The guest of honor and guest speaker was Mark “Oz” Geist. He was a member of the Annex Security Team that fought the Battle of Benghazi, Libya. He gave a powerful presentation, beginning from the moment he took the floor at the ball on Nov. 11....

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