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Montford Point Marines host ‘monumental’ tourney

Keith Simms, a tournament participant, lines up a putt during the Montford Point Marine Association Golf Tournament May 17.



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This work, Montford Point Marines host ‘monumental’ tourney [Image 5 of 5], by PFC Cayce Nevers, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.17.2013

Date Posted:05.23.2013 11:08

Photo ID:939474

VIRIN:130517-M-DB277-073

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:3.28 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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