Marines commemorate 239th birthday with 239-minute march

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Marines commemorate 239th birthday with 239-minute march

by: III Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps Installations Pacific | .
U.S. Marine Corps | .
published: November 22, 2014

Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan - Lance Cpl. Austin M. Fagan, front, runs around the formation during a march celebrating the Marine Corps’ 239th birthday Nov. 7 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.

Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan, commemorated the anniversary by marching for 239 minutes.

“Every minute signified a year of the Marine Corps’ (existence),” said Master Sgt. Jason A. Annis. “Some of the Marines marching today have been in the Marine Corps longer than other Marines have been alive.”

Fagan, an Alliance, Ohio, native, is an administrative specialist with the squadron.

Annis is a communications chief with the squadron.