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NEW YORK -- Lt. Col. Richard J. Bordonaro, Instructor Inspector, 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, and Sgt. Maj. George S. Sanchez salutes the grave site of the third Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Franklin Wharton, Nov. 10. The Marines of 6th Communications Battalion placed a wreath at his headstone overlooking the busy streets of New York. Wharton served from 1798 to 1818. He was the first Commandant to occupy the Commandant's House, Marine Barracks, Washington. He was born in Philadelphia, and now rests at Trinity Church a few blocks away from Wall Street in Manhattan. (Marine Corps production by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)
111110-M-0000S-020.jpg Photo By: Sgt. Randall A. Clinton

Nov 10, 2011
New York, NY - NEW YORK -- Lt. Col. Richard J. Bordonaro, Instructor Inspector, 6th Communications Battalion, Marine Forces Reserve, and Sgt. Maj. George S. Sanchez salutes the grave site of the third Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, Franklin Wharton, Nov. 10. The Marines of 6th Communications Battalion placed a wreath at his headstone overlooking the busy streets of New York. Wharton served from 1798 to 1818. He was the first Commandant to occupy the Commandant's House, Marine Barracks, Washington. He was born in Philadelphia, and now rests at Trinity Church a few blocks away from Wall Street in Manhattan. (Marine Corps production by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)


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