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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, passes a slice of cake to Lance Cpl. Aaron Briggs, a rifleman serving with India Company, 3/7, during the battalion’s 238th Marine Corps Birthday ceremony at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Nov. 10. The passing of the cake symbolizes the passing of wisdom from generation to generation.



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This work, 3/7 celebrates Marine Corps 238th birthday in Afghanistan [Image 1 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 11:39

Photo ID:1051344

VIRIN:131010-M-HQ487-135

Resolution:5760x3840

Size:5.84 MB

Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGlobe

Hometown:KINGSPORT, TN, US

Hometown:ROCHESTER, NH, US

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