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Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps lead a formation run of more than 400 Marines on the Marine Corps' 235th birthday Nov. 10, 2010. Amos spoke to the Marines at the Marine Corps War Memorial and said no matter the clime or place Marines have always found time to celebrate their birthday.

Photo by Sgt. Kuande Hall

Commandant, sergeant major lead Marines on annual birthday run

10 Nov 2010 | Cpl. Scott Schmidt

More than 400 Marines celebrated the Marine Corps’ 235th birthday by participating in the Headquarters Marine Corps annual birthday run through Arlington, Va., Nov. 10.   

Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Maj. Carlton W. Kent, sergeant major of the Marine Corps, led the honorary formation run to the Marine Corps War Memorial where Amos spoke to the Marines.

The commandant enlightened the Marines with tales of heroism during the Korean War and explained how, even in war, Marines will always remember their heritage.

Marines always complete the mission and this year’s birthday was no different.  A sense of pride, esprit-de-corps and motivation was apparent among the Marines as their cadence promoted awareness of the Corps’ birthday to people across the Nation’s Capital.

Go on a virtual birthday run with the Marines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UGF-0LHw3A    

Watch a video of the commandant’s birthday run remarks to Marines:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8Cbdzne1SQ  


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