CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — More than 100 Soldiers and civilians were witness to the destroying of a cake, June 14, at the United Service Organization (USO) on Camp Humphreys. The cake, a traditional flat sheet cake, was decorated in celebration of the United States Army’s 248th birthday, but witnesses say in the middle of the celebration, a knife appeared and cut through the cake.
The culprit was described as a USO employee with a history of cake cutting.
“He’s done this before, so there was no doubt that he’d make quick work of cutting through it” said a volunteer at the USO who wished to remain anonymous. “But the lines were pretty even and he made enough squares for almost everyone to have a piece.”
The U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys commander, Col. Seth Graves, was called to the event, focusing the crowd on the purpose of the event.
“We’re here for the Army birthday, 248 years old, established in 1775 - so it’s older than our country," said Graves. "The United States Army has been critical for not only our nation’s independence, but also promoting peace and prosperity throughout the globe, through a number of conflicts,” added Graves, turning to look at the cake.
No one was taken into custody. However, USO members say they suspect there will be a repeat cake-cutting offense during the July 4 Independence Day celebration.