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    Last of the First: WWII 1st MARDIV Marines share a toast [Image 1 of 16]

    Last of the First: WWII 1st MARDIV Marines share a toast



    Photo by Sgt. Hannah Hall 

    1st Marine Division

    U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Tom Evans, a World War II (WWII) veteran, speaks with a Marine from the 1st Marine Division (1st MARDIV) color guard during a 246th Marine Corps Birthday Ball and Last of the First Salute ceremony at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, California, Nov. 6, 2021. Marines with 1st MARDIV, past and present, gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the Marine Corps. During the celebration, WWII veterans opened a bottle of cognac called the "Last Man's" bottle, which they had saved since WWII. The bottle was intended to be opened by the last surviving Marine from the Battle of Guadalcanal. Due to the declining number of Marines from the battle, the bottle was opened 77 years later and shared with the Marines in attendance at the ball. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Hannah Hall)



    Date Taken: 11.06.2021
    Date Posted: 11.09.2021 11:18
    Photo ID: 6929878
    VIRIN: 211106-M-YY851-1014
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 9.53 MB
    Location: CARLSBAD, CA, US 
    Hometown: LOS ANGELES, CA, US

    Web Views: 145
    Downloads: 3