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    SMMC Henry H. Black wreath-laying 2019 [Image 1 of 5]

    SMMC Henry H. Black wreath-laying 2019

    TRIANGLE, VA, UNITED STATES

    11.10.2019

    Photo by Sgt. Kirstin Spanu 

    Marine Corps Base Quantico

    The headstone of Sergeant Major Henry H. Black, an Imperial, Pennsylvania native, and the 7th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps can be seen in Quantico National Cemetery, Nov. 10, 2019, in Triangle, Virginia. Black served in the Marine Corps from 1948-1977, including several tours in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. His personal awards include a Silver Star, a Legion of Merit, a Bronze Star with ā€œVā€ for valor and two award stars, a Purple Heart, and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon, among several others. Black also spent time as a recruiter and a drill instructor before becoming the SMMC for two years, from 1975-1977. Black passed away in his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2012 and is commemorated each year on the Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10, during a wreath-laying ceremony at his grave site in Quantico National Cemetery in Triangle, Virginia. The ceremony is conducted by Marines from Marine Corps Base Quantico, including the Base Sergeant Major.

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    Date Taken: 11.10.2019
    Date Posted: 11.13.2019 12:28
    Photo ID: 5907194
    VIRIN: 191110-M-TA826-0001
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 5.9 MB
    Location: TRIANGLE, VA, US 
    Hometown: FREDERICKSBURG, VA, US
    Hometown: IMPERIAL, PA, US

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