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The birth of the Marine Corps mascot

The English bulldog is the proud mascot of the Marine Corps. The official mascots have an SRB, official duties and even rate belts in MCMAP.



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Date Taken:01.20.2012

Date Posted:03.01.2012 09:12

Photo ID:533559

VIRIN:120120-M-CO612-001

Resolution:2100x1406

Size:1.58 MB

Location:NC, US

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