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1st Marine Corps District
Marine Corps Recruiting Command

Mar 13, 2015

Mary Lee Walsh presents Tom Cote, a Marine Vietnam veteran and close friend of Josh who organized the challenge in past years, with a citation on behalf of Common Wealth of Massachusetts at Ludlow High School, March 12. Cote received the award in recognition of his dedication to preserving the memory of Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges. (Official Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Blumenstein).

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