Col. Daniel Ermer, commander of Barstow's Marine Corps Logistics Base, cuts the Marine birthday cake at the Veterans Home of Barstow Wednesday, celebrating the anniversary of the Marines' start Nov. 10, 1775. A piece of cake is given to the oldest youngest Marines at the ceremony. This year the oldest Marine was John Harmon, born in 1917, and the youngest was Jonathan Norita, born in 1992.