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    Last of the First: WWII 1st MARDIV Marines share a toast [Image 4 of 16]

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

    CARLSBAD, CA, UNITED STATES

    11.06.2021

    Photo by Sgt. Hannah Hall 

    1st Marine Division

    U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Eric Fleming (retired), shakes hands with Cpl. Louis A. Imfeld, a World War II (WWII) veteran, 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 Marine Division, 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 had been 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)

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    Date Taken: 11.06.2021
    Date Posted: 11.09.2021 11:15
    Photo ID: 6929881
    VIRIN: 211106-M-YY851-1031
    Resolution: 2229x1486
    Size: 1.8 MB
    Location: CARLSBAD, CA, US 
    Hometown: UNION, NJ, US

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