James Charles Bogaty, a US Marine and this winery's namesake, invites you to celebrate the 241st birthday of the Marine Corps! This event is open to United States Marines, past or present, and their guests. A semi-formal dinner will be followed by the cutting of the cake, dancing and cash bar.
NB: This event is not endorsed by or affiliated with the United States Marine Corps in any way.
COL MICHAEL BELL, USMC
Col. Mike Bell joined the Marines in 1965 and found himself in Vietnam by the following year, where he served as a Fire Support Coordinator, Battery XO and CO from 1966-1967. After a stint at Parris Island, he returned to Vietnam from 1970-1971.
He worked his way through the ranks while working as an Marine Officer Instructor at Duke University NROTC, attended the Army War College in 1982. He served in Germany as the Dep. Chief of the Plans Division, US European Command.
In the course of his distinguished career, Michael received the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Gold Star, Bronze Star with V, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Achievement Medal and a Combat Action Ribbon.
Shenandoah Valley Young Marines will present colors for USMC 241st Birthday Ball at James Charles Winery. Young Marines is a national organization dedicated to instilling mental, moral and physical character in boys and girls ages eight through high school using the values of the Marine Corps, and thereby positively impact the future of America's youth. James Charles Winery is proud to welcome the Winchester chapter of Young Marines for USMC Birthday Ball!
Live entertainment at USMC Birthday Ball will be performed by Laissez Foure. The band focuses on jazz from 1930s-40s with a nod to New Orleans. No lip sync, no additives, no MSG ... just good music from the Golden Age of jazz! Laissez Foure is: Ken Matthews (sax/clarinet, bandleader), Bob Shann (bass), Rick Peralta (guitar) and Ed Synakowski (trombone).
We have arranged for a special reduced room rate of $79 for the night of November 12, 2016 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Winchester Virginia.
To book a room and receive this discount, call 540-665-8881 or email Alisha B. Adams - make sure identify yourself as a US Marine attending the Birthday Ball at James Charles Winery.
The hotel is located at 250 Front Royal Pike, Winchester, Virginia 22601.