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Houston-native directs music, marching for Marine Corps' Sunset Parade July 31, 2012 — A Houston-native served as the drum major for the Marine Drum & Bugle Corps during a special Tuesday Sunset Parade July 31.  Sgt. Courtney R. Lawrence, a former student at the University of Houston, led and directed the musical unit for hundreds of spectators, including the sergeant major of the Marine Corps and more than 100 other Marine sergeants MORE
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NCO commands Sunset Parade July 31, 2012 —  A native of St. Paul, Minn., commanded a prestigious Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial July 31.   Sgt. Aaron Spardone served as the parade commander for the non-commissioned officer parade that was conducted for the sergeant major of the Marine Corps. The non-commissioned officer parade is unique because Marines of lower rank fill key MORE
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MarForCom commander retires at 8th and I July 23, 2012 —  Lt. Gen. Dennis Hejlik, commanding general of Marine Forces Europe and Marine Corps Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., bade farewell to the Corps at his retirement ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington July 23.  Hejlik served as both an enlisted Marine and infantry officer during his more than 40 years of military service.  “I’m going to miss Gen. MORE
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Cleveland-native earns a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal July 17, 2012 — A native of Cleveland was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during a ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington July 12.  Cpl. Sirin J. Broadus, 21, enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2010 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, SC. He has served as a supply administration clerk assigned in MORE
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