For half a dozen years, Marine veterans of Lodi have gathered on Nov. 10 to celebrate the birthday of the organization that changed each of their lives in turn.
Fourteen men were smoking cigars and enjoying beers at Stogies on Pine Street in honor of the Marine Corps' 237th birthday. None served together, but the connection between any two Marines transpires their unit and time. They greet one another with "Semper Fi," and act as brothers.
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