BRATTLEBORO -- Members of the Marine Corps League Detachment 798 are inviting the public to help them celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The celebration will be in the form of a dinner-dance Saturday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion in Brattleboro and guest speaker will be acclaimed author Archer Mayor, the New York Times best-selling author of the Vermont-based series featuring Det. Joe Gunther.
In addition to being a mystery writer, Mayor is a death investigator for Vermont’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, a detective for the Windham County Sheriff’s Department and a travel writer for AAA.
The Marine Corps birthday celebration will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner with choice of prime rib of beef or baked stuffed chicken. Following dinner will be the reading of the USMC Commandant’s message and the traditional cutting of a special cake by the oldest and youngest Marine Corps veterans present.
Tickets are available for $30 each with checks made payable to Detachment 798 and mailed, with choice of entrée, to Joseph Garofalo, 261 Dover Hill Road, East Dover, VT 05341 to reach him no later than Nov. 1.