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    ‘America’s Battalion’ celebrates 236th Marine Corps birthday in Afghanistan [Image 1 of 3]

    ‘America’s Battalion’ celebrates 236th Marine Corps birthday in Afghanistan

    GARMSIR DISTRICT, AFGHANISTAN

    11.10.2011

    Photo by Cpl. Reece Lodder  

    Regimental Combat Team-5

    U.S. Marine Sgt. Maj. Dwight D. Jones, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment sergeant major from Detroit, and a formation of Marines and sailors from 1/3 and 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, watch the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ birthday message while celebrating the Marine Corps’ 236th birthday here, Nov. 10. The battalions celebrated the birthday together following the recent arrival of “America’s Battalion” in Garmsir. A year ago, 3/3 was nearing the end of a deployment to Nawa District. They’ve returned to Helmand province to relieve the fellow Hawaii-based 1/3 “Lava Dogs,” who began their deployment in April.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 11.10.2011
    Date Posted: 11.11.2011 13:43
    Photo ID: 486969
    VIRIN: 111110-M-MM918-001
    Resolution: 2100x1465
    Size: 2.69 MB
    Location: GARMSIR DISTRICT, AF 

    Web Views: 467
    Downloads: 9

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