Feb. 2013: Letter of the Month

One of our valued Life Members of Marine Corps League Housatonic Detachment 1129 is Colonel Robert Goetz, USMCR. When I received some pictures of his recent visit to [Marine Corps Recruit Depot] Parris Island, S.C., I felt I should share them with other Marines. 

Col Goetz went to Parris Island for a recruit graduation where more than two decades ago he was a graduate.

His recent visit was to attend the graduation of his son Tim. What a thrill it must have been to be the first officer whom his son saluted as a United States Marine. Bob also must be proud that he now can call his son a brother Marine. Semper fidelis to Bob and Tim Goetz.

Jack LaBrecque

Stratford, Conn. 

MCRD Parris Island, S.C., PFC Tim Goetz (right) gives his first salute as a Marine
to his father, Col Robert Goetz. 

(Photo courtesy of Jack LaBrecque.)