Cpl. Matthew Kitzen-Abelson

by III Marine Expeditionary Force
Stripes Okinawa

Cpl. Matthew Kitzen-Abelson performs, Nov. 14, 2017, at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Band Festival. The festival provides an opportunity for military bands from the United States, Thailand, and Japan to bond through music and military culture. Kitzen-Abelson, from Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is a trumpet player for the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann)

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