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United States Marine Corps Celebrates 238th Birthday

The United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday on Saturday.
(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238th birthday on Saturday.

The Northwest Missouri Marine Corps League had a ball to honor the many years of dedication and service.

The Corps was founded in 1775.

Leaders of the 180 Detachment said they will continue to serve the people of Northwest Missouri, but in order to maintain their presence in the community, they need younger people to step in and take their place.
  
"Once a Marine, always a Marine. It doesn't matter what your age is, but we need some help to bring some younger blood in. To take our places, ma'am. To keep this Detachment going," said Commandant Jerry Murphy.

Commandant Murphy said younger people are the future of the Marine Corps.
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