November 10 th marks the birthday of the United States Marine Corps .
It also marks the 55th anniversary of the night I met Ruth - the woman who was to become my wife for over 50 years.
We met at the Marine Corps Birthday ball - which she had attended as a Red Cross Hostess.
I was just one of the many Marines who turned out that evening to honor the Corps ; but, as it turned out, I was the luckiest man there !
- SEMPER FIDELIS -