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The youngest Marine in the room, Sharon Sir (54), and the oldest, Bob Hildebrandt (92), cut the cake with a sword, as per Marines tradition. Photo by Paige Wilson

Oorah! Local Marines celebrate 242nd birthday of the US Marine Corps

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

The youngest Marine in the room, Sharon Sir (54), and the oldest, Bob Hildebrandt (92), cut the cake with a sword, as per Marines tradition. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Marine veterans John Pugner and Vincent Iacopino got to know each other after Pugner moved to the same street in Ormond Beach as Iacopino three years ago. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Marine veterans John Pugner and Vincent Iacopino got to know each other after Pugner moved to the same street in Ormond Beach as Iacopino three years ago. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Phil Wade served in the Marines for three years. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Phil Wade served in the Marines for three years. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach resident Rob Webber plays Taps on a bugle to honor the Marines who have died. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Ormond Beach resident Rob Webber plays Taps on a bugle to honor the Marines who have died. Photo by Paige Wilson

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It's tradition for the oldest and youngest Marine in the room to cut the first slice of cake with a sword during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

It's tradition for the oldest and youngest Marine in the room to cut the first slice of cake with a sword during the ceremony. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Don Hartnett served in the Marines for two years, and Jim Crow served for three. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Don Hartnett served in the Marines for two years, and Jim Crow served for three. Photo by Paige Wilson

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About 40 people listen as veteran Rob Webber played Taps on a bugle. Photo by Paige Wilson

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 |

About 40 people listen as veteran Rob Webber played Taps on a bugle. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Marine veteran Ken Schroeder organized the 11th-annual event. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Marine veteran Ken Schroeder organized the 11th-annual event. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Mike Dyer served for four years in the Marines. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Mike Dyer served for four years in the Marines. Photo by Paige Wilson

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J. Richard Frechette shows off his plaque with the Marines Prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

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J. Richard Frechette shows off his plaque with the Marines Prayer. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Don Hartnett holds up a coin commemorating the most well-known Marine, Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Don Hartnett holds up a coin commemorating the most well-known Marine, Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Mike Dyer served from 1966-1970. Photo by Paige Wilson

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Mike Dyer served from 1966-1970. Photo by Paige Wilson

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