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Happy Birthday Marines!

Oldest Marine present, Montford Point Marine Henry L. Jackson, passes a slice of cake to the youngest Marine present, Lance Cpl. Nicole Dickinson, during the Marine Corps birthday cake-cutting ceremony and uniform pageant held in front of Building 3500, here, Wednesday, Nov. 9.



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This work, Happy Birthday Marines! [Image 2 of 2], by Nathan Hanks, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.09.2011

Date Posted:11.10.2011 14:10

Photo ID:486682

VIRIN:111109-O-#####-342

Resolution:1091x1377

Size:2.23 MB

Location:ALBANY, GA, USGlobe

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