Former Sen., "8th and I" Marine, ;Charles Robb reviews Evening Parade

7 May 2001 | Marine Barracks Washington Public Affairs

Former Sen. and retired Marine Charles S. Robb observes "8th and I" Marines as they pass in review during the Evening Parade here May 4.Robb is escorted by the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James L. Jones, and Col. Richard T. Tryon, Commanding Officer, Marine Barracks Washington.A combat veteran, Robb was commissioned a Marine second lieutenant in May 1961, and his distinguished career spanned over 30 years of active and reserve service. He served here at Marine Barracks Washington in 1966, where he performed additional duties as a military social aide to the White House. Robb was elected governor of Virginia in 1981 and subsequently served multiple terms as a U.S. senator. He recently accepted appointments as distinguished professor of law and public policy at George Mason University and to the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy. The modern-day Evening Parade has been a tradition since July 5, 1957, drawing thousands of visitors each year. Here, the past, present and future of the Marine Corps meet to produce a dramatic celebration of the esprit de corps uniquely inherent to the United States Marine Corps. This year marks the bicentennial of the barracks, which is known as the "oldest post of the Corps."More information about the post's units, history and bicentennial events can be obtained on the Internet at www.mbw.usmc.mil.