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November 9, 2012
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Happy 237th Birthday Marine Corps

Marines observed the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps in Minden on Friday, a day before the actual date.About three-dozen Marines, spouses of Marines and even a young daughter of a Marine attended the annual ceremony at the Douglas County Judicial & Law Enforcement Building.Organized by Undersheriff Paul Howell and Alternative Sentencing Chief Mike Beam, the Marines also observed the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.Marine Dominic Tanzi was a veteran of the battle that saw nearly 1,000 Marine casualties. He served from 1939 to 1945, and was the oldest Marine present on Friday.He cut the birthday cake, …

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 10, 2012 11:15AM Published Nov 9, 2012 08:59PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.