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Jan 25, 2024

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Melodie N. Griffin, an Officer Selection Assistant with 1st Marine Corps District, poses with U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tess Garber for a photo during her 100th birthday, in Pearl River, New York, July 29, 2023. Family and friends celebrate the 100th birthday of Tess Garber, a U.S. Marine Corps World War 2 veteran who served from 1943-1946, reaching the rank of Sergeant. As one of the first women Marines, she blazed a trail that made it possible for many to follow her footsteps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gerardo W. Cano)

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