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Career Marine calls it a day after a few decades

(Center) Master Gunnery Sgt. Anthony S. Camacho and his wife, Pamela, stand before Maj. Steven M. Ford, commanding officer of Marine Corps Recruiting Station Phoenix, and Sgt. Maj. Wallace M. Mains, sergeant major of R.S. Phoenix, upon Camacho's retirement from the Marine Corps during a ceremony in Hangar One at the Scottsdale Airport, April 5, 2013. Camacho's service in the Marine Corps spanned 30 years, 14 of which were spent in Arizona recruiting men and women to serve along side him in the Marine Corps. "I will most miss the lifestyle of being around Marines," said Camacho. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler J. Bolken)



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This work, Career Marine calls it a day after a few decades [Image 9 of 13], by Sgt Tyler J. Bolken, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.05.2013

Date Posted:04.07.2013 20:28

Photo ID:902078

VIRIN:130405-M-XK427-164

Resolution:4050x2700

Size:1016.95 KB

Location:PHOENIX, AZ, USGlobe

Hometown:NASHVILLE, TN, US

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