SOUTHINGTON, CT, 10 NOVEMBER 2006, 111006BZ08- U.S. Marine Col. Wesley Fox (ret.), of Blacksburg, VA, hands a piece of cake to Joe Gaj, of Meriden, the oldest Marine and Pfc. Samuel Martinez, of Wyoming, the youngest Marine, during a celebration for the 231st "birthday" of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Aqua Turf in Southington Friday night. Fox was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Vietnam War. Gaj was born in 1918 and enlisted in the Corps in 1942, Martinez, born in 1986, enlisted in 2005.
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