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Local Marines Host Birthday Party – Brevard NC


Last updated 11/14/2016 at 6:08pm

Col. Larry Chapman cuts the birthday cake. The youngest Marine at the birthday party, Cody Henson, meets the oldest, Bill Tierney. (Times photos by Jeremiah Reed)

Some 60 Marines and their guests celebrated the 241st birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps at the Brevard American Legion Hall on Nov. 10.

The annual event was chaired by Lt. Col. Lee McMinn and was sponsored by the Mountain Marines, an unofficial group of retired and reserve Marines representing all ranks from corporal to colonel and all eras from World War II to the present.

Coinciding with the Veterans Day weekend, guests from other branches of the military were invited, many wearing their uniforms of their service.

The traditional ceremony was supplemented by a pot-luck supper and op...

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