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One of the highlights of the evening was the traditional cutting of the Marine Birthday Cake.

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Some 47 years ago, 12,000 miles from home on a hot LZ, a handful of Marines from I-Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division came under intense enemy fire as they loaded their severely wounded buddy on a medivac chopper.

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