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Roll out the red carpet Birthday ball teaches kids Corps’ traditions

Sgt. Maj. Joseph M. Davenport, sergeant major, Marine Corps Logistics Command, the oldest Marine present at the Kids' Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, passes a slice of cake to the youngest child present during a cake-cutting ceremony, Nov. 3. About 150 people attended the first-time event at the Town and Country Restaurant's Grand Ballroom.

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This work, Roll out the red carpet Birthday ball teaches kids Corps’ traditions [Image 6 of 7], by Nathan Hanks, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.03.2012

Date Posted:11.14.2012 12:15

Photo ID:782335



Size:5.07 MB

Location:ALBANY, GA, USGlobe

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