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Recognizing Marine Wives’ hard work

Jamie Weathers, a music teacher with Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Ariz., and a Marshall, Okla., native, makes a speech during at the 8th Annual Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation Black Tie Gala at the Westgate Hotel, San Diego, June 1. During the Gala, Weather s received the Irene Ferguson Marine Wife Recognition Award in recognition of her exceptional support of the military and her community.



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This work, Recognizing Marine Wives’ hard work [Image 1 of 5], by Cpl Raquel Barraza, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.01.2013

Date Posted:06.03.2013 16:21

Photo ID:945755

VIRIN:130601-M-RB277-123

Resolution:1876x3030

Size:2.94 MB

Location:SAN DIEGO, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:MARSHALL, OK, US

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