Cake Cutters
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is front and center at the ceremonial cake-cutting at the Pentagon, June 14, 2010, to mark the 235th birthday of the United States Army. Gates is joined by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey to the left and Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to the right. As tradition dictates, the oldest soldier serving in the Military District of Washington Col. Wittich, far left, and the youngest Pvt. Noland, far right, joined the dignitaries for the celebration.

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