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Coalition forces celebrate Marine Corps 238th Birthday

Cpl. Ji Lee takes the second slice of cake during the U.S. Marine Corps 238th birthday cake cutting ceremony at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Nov. 10, 2013. It is customary for Marines to cut a birthday cake during the ceremony. The passing of cake from the oldest Marine to the youngest symbolizes the passing history and tradition from the outgoing generation of Marines to the incoming. Lee is deployed from Headquarters Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C., and hails from Torrance, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joselito Aribuabo)



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This work, Coalition forces celebrate Marine Corps 238th Birthday [Image 4 of 5], by TSgt Joselito Aribuabo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.10.2013

Date Posted:11.18.2013 06:29

Photo ID:1054884

VIRIN:131110-F-EI671-015

Resolution:7360x4912

Size:3.48 MB

Location:(UNDISCLOSED LOCATION)

Hometown:TORRANCE, CA, US

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