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USMC celebrates 228th Birthday

November 5, 2003

Albany - Albany Marines celebrate the Marine Corps 288th birthday with a game of football. The Marine Base in Albany held the annual Birthday Bowl, the championship intramural football game.

MCLB is one of only a few bases across the country that still has a tackle football league. And this year, the base lost a few players to deployment. "Football is a great way to meet other Marines that you might not otherwise work with on the base," said Cpl. Willie Houser, Quarterback and Marine.

"Football teaches our Marines to be competitive and to strive to win," said Col. Joseph Wingard, USMC.

MCLB also held a cake ceremony to honor the Marine Corps birthday.

Posted at 6:27PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

 

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