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U.S. ARMY 240TH ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 6/1/2015
ALMARS Number: 010/15

R 011632Z JUN 15
ALMAR 010/15
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/U.S. ARMY 240TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, it is my distinct honor to congratulate the United States Army as you celebrate your historic 240th anniversary. In recent years, our service together to defend this nation has increased the kinship we have with your great Soldiers.
2.  On 14 June 1775, the Continental Congress raised ten companies of expert riflemen to serve in the common defense of the colonies. Since those earliest days of our great nation, Soldiers have inspired their fellow Americans with their selfless service. The men and women of the U.S. Army continue to serve proudly with honor, courage and resolve wherever they are needed.
3.  As you celebrate this monumental anniversary at forts and bases around the globe, rest assured that the “Soldiers of the Sea” share in your commemoration and are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in service of the United States.
4.  Happy anniversary. Semper Fidelis, Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//