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Marine Corps plans birthday celebrations

November 6, 2008


Lawrence area Marines and former Marines will gather on Monday to celebrate their corps' 233rd birthday.

The annual Marine Corps birthday party will start at 10:30 a.m. in Kansas University's Dole Institute of Politics. Those attending will see a video recording of a speech by Marine Commandant Gen. James T. Conway.

The guest speaker attending the event will be retired Maj. Gen. David A. Richwine, a 1965 KU graduate.

He is a Vietnam veteran who went on to hold a variety of positions and commands throughout his career.

When he retired, he was serving at Marine headquarters in Washington, D.C., as first chief information officer, the assistant chief of staff, command, control, communications, computer and intelligence and the director of intelligence.

The Lawrence High School a capella choir also will perform at the party.


Deja Coffin 7 years ago

I better tell my husband! He is a very proud Marine. I love a man in a uniform! Now his uniform is a blue polo shirt with his work logo on it but as he always says, "once a Marine, always a Marine". Happy birthday USMC!!!

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