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1st Marine Division receives new sergeant major

Sergeant Major Michael L. Kufchak, the former 1st Marine Division sergeant major, hands the noncommissioned officer sword to Maj. Gen. Ronald L. Bailey, the 1st Marine Division commanding general, during a post, relief and retirement ceremony here, April 5, 2013. The sword represented the transfer of responsibility from the outgoing sergeant major to his replacement. Kufchak, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, retired from the Marine Corps after 31 years of service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer)



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This work, 1st Marine Division receives new sergeant major [Image 8 of 9], by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.05.2013

Date Posted:04.06.2013 16:57

Photo ID:901819

VIRIN:130405-M-XZ121-057

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:6.28 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:BURLESON, TX, US

Hometown:YOUNGSTOWN, OH, US

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