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Fighting Fifth celebrates 96th birthday

Marines of 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, escort the regiment’s birthday cake during a ball held in celebration of the 5th Marines’ 96th birthday here, June 6, 2013. The regiment holds the honor of being the Marine Corps most decorated regiment. According to the regiment’s official history, prior to U.S. forces’ deployment to France in WW I, 5th Marines was activated in Philadelphia during June 1917. So fierce were their efforts in Belleau Wood and subsequent victories, the French government awarded the regiment the Croix de Guerre with two palms and one gilt star. Since then, the regiment has served in the hallowed battlegrounds of Japan, China, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait and most recently Iraq and Afghanistan.



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This work, Fighting Fifth celebrates 96th birthday [Image 3 of 4], by Sgt Alfred V. Lopez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.06.2013

Date Posted:06.08.2013 21:54

Photo ID:948970

VIRIN:130606-M-PH863-002

Resolution:2181x1454

Size:1.42 MB

Location:DANA POINT, CA, USGlobe

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