Prior to Bobby's birthday celebration, our friends Mel and Louie had gone out to dinner with some of their Marine Corp friends. They just happened to mention that they were going out afterward to celebrate Bobby's birthday and listen to his dad's band. The Marines came along for the fun. It was a great surprise for Bobby and I got a little teary when I saw them embrace each other. At the time they served together in Iraq, Bobby was a Corporal and eventually a Sergeant, and these two were Gunnery Sergeants in his unit. I'm sure they will always share a bond that most of us will never understand.