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3/7 celebrates Marine Corps 238th birthday in Afghanistan

Master Gunnery Sgt. Robert P. Brown, the operations chief for 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, eats the first slice of cake during the battalion’s 238th Marine Corps Birthday ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Nov. 10. Brown, a 43-year-old native of Rochester, N.H., was the oldest Marine present at the ceremony and as such traditionally passes the second piece of cake to the youngest Marine present.



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This work, 3/7 celebrates Marine Corps 238th birthday in Afghanistan [Image 2 of 6], by Cpl Corey Dabney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.10.2013

Date Posted:11.13.2013 11:34

Photo ID:1051342

VIRIN:131110-M-HQ487-129

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:6.02 MB

Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGlobe

Hometown:ROCHESTER, NH, US

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3/7 celebrates Marine Corps 238th birthday in Afghanistan

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