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24th MEU (SOC) celebrates Navy Birthday in Kosovo: Photo Essay

13 Oct 2002 | Sgt. Zachary A. Bathon 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit

On a rainy October afternoon, Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) gathered together to celebrate the Navy's 227th Birthday.During the ceremony, Commanding Officer, Col. Richard Mills, told the Marines some significant points in the Navy's history followed by the reading of the Navy Birthday Message by Sgt. Maj. Donnie R. Barrett. Lt. Cmdr. Jose F. Troche, MEU Surgeon, 24th MEU (SOC) then cut the birthday cake passing out pieces to the youngest and oldest sailors present. Following the ceremony, the Marines congratulated their Navy brothers and had some birthday cake.