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Mass enlistment during Torrance 54th Armed Forces Day Parade

Grand Marshal of the 54th annual Torrance Armed Forces Day parade, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Melvin G. Spiese (retired), former deputy commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force and former commanding general, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Camp Pendleton, Calif., administers the oath of enlistment to more than 500 future recruits during a joint services ceremony in front of the reviewing stand held in Torrance, Calif., May 18, 2013. This year had the largest number of future enlisted service members in the parade's history. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti/released)



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This work, Mass enlistment during Torrance 54th Armed Forces Day Parade [Image 4 of 4], by SSG Shejal Pulivarti, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.18.2013

Date Posted:05.21.2013 02:07

Photo ID:937173

VIRIN:130518-A-IO170-249

Resolution:2400x3607

Size:797.85 KB

Location:TORRANCE, CA, USGlobe

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