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United States Marine Corps celebrate its 238th birthday

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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps.

Sunday the Marines of the Corps celebrated 238 years of existence. The history of the corps began with the founding of the Continental Marines on this day in 1775.

As of February 2013, almost 200,000 men and women serve in the Marines.

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