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Montford Point Marines host ‘monumental’ tourney

Lester Sabook, President of the Montford Point Marine Association Cherry Point Chapter 36, stands with the winning team members, Hiwathia Clark, Adam Kish, Ron Scott and Aubrey Evans during the Montford Point Inaugural Fundraiser Golf Tournament May 17.



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This work, Montford Point Marines host ‘monumental’ tourney [Image 1 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 11:09

Photo ID:939478

VIRIN:130517-M-DB277-293

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:2.52 MB

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

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