Nearly 50 years since John, Paul, George and Ringo — AKA the Beatles — went their separate ways, men named Anthony, Herman, Louis and thousands of surviving World War II GI Joes have stayed together and weathered the trials, tribulations and in some cases, the nightmares of time.

The Headquarters Company United States Army guidon was passed to a new leader on Summerall Field Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Friday.