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Marines supporting Hurricane Sandy relief celebrate Corps' 237th birthday

Maj. Craig Clarkson, the detachment commander of 8th Engineer Support Battalion Marines supporting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, speaks to his Marines at a celebration of the Marine Corps' 237th Birthday at Breezy Point, a small coastal community of New York City, Nov. 10. The Marines briefly paused work Nov. 10 to join with members of the community celebrate the Marine Corps' 237th Birthday. The Marines of the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force are working in New York with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Guard in order to clear debris from walkways and public spaces in order to help the residents of New York City return to normalcy as soon as possible.



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This work, Marines supporting Hurricane Sandy relief celebrate Corps' 237th birthday [Image 2 of 8], by Cpl Daniel Wulz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.10.2012

Date Posted:11.10.2012 14:35

Photo ID:780400

VIRIN:121110-M-PD728-002

Resolution:1280x885

Size:1.33 MB

Location:BREEZY POINT, NEW YORK CITY, NY, US

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