WAYNE EGGLESTONE, former mayor of San Clemente
We are very proud of the very successful 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines BBQ, which was sponsored by the city of San Clemente on Friday, June 4, on Camp Pendleton. It certainly was one of the most successful BBQs the city has ever had for our adopted Marine Corps unit.
Nearly 900 Marines were fed barbecued chicken and ribs cooked by the Fisherman’s Bob Novello and his team. Thanks go to Arlen Flores and Susie Lantz from the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce, along with their dedicated volunteers and Rod’s Tree Service team.
Gifts, which were given through raffle drawings, were donated by many San Clemente businesses. Impressive were the city councilmembers who served the food: Mayor Pro Tem Gene James and Councilmembers Steve Knoblock and Chris Duncan were aided by new City Manager Erik Sund.
The city adopted 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines in 1996, and has sponsored many activities since then, with assistance from the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage of San Clemente Foundation (Park Semper Fi).
About 100 Marines from 2/4 will be in San Clemente on July 1 for their community service projects. The Heritage sponsors Fourth of July fireworks display viewing and potluck for 2/4 Marines and their families at Park Semper Fi
We are so fortunate to live adjacent to Camp Pendleton alongside these patriotic men and women.