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USS New York celebrates Marine Corps’ 238th birthday while underway to New York City

Lance Cpl. Justin Spader, a motor transport mechanic with 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, takes the second bite of the first piece of the Marine Corps’ 238th birthday cake aboard the USS New York, Nov. 7, 2013. The oldest Marine present takes the bite of the cake, and then passes the piece to the youngest Marine present, signifying the passing of tradition from the older generations to the newer ones.



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This work, USS New York celebrates Marine Corps’ 238th birthday while underway to New York City [Image 1 of 3], by LCpl Scott Whiting, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2013

Date Posted:11.19.2013 12:53

Photo ID:1056134

VIRIN:131107-M-FD819-403

Resolution:4836x3408

Size:1.39 MB

Location:NEW YORK, NY, USGlobe

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