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Marine Corps celebrates 239 years

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The United States Marine Corps is celebrating an important milestone tomorrow.

They're celebrating their 239th birthday. It's celebrated every year with a traditional ball and cake-cutting ceremony. Colonel Don Davis at the Marine Corps Logistics Base has this birthday message for Marines in South Georgia.

“Happy Birthday Marines of Southwest Georgia. 239 years of romping, stomping, death and destruction. We Marines here at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany want to say thank you for your service. God bless you and God Bless the United States Marine Corps,” Col. Don Davis, Marine Corps Logistics.

The United States Marine Corps became active On November 10, 1775.

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