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R 011308Z FEB 18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/2D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, I extend my personal congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 2d Marine Division on the occasion of your 77th anniversary.
2. Since your activation on 1 February 1941, 2d Marine Division has established a record of service that is “Second to None.” From Guadalcanal, Saipan, and Tinian to Iraq and Afghanistan, you have proven to be stalwart and dedicated warriors in the cause of freedom.
3. Each of you can take great pride in the contributions you have made on behalf of your Nation, Corps and fellow Americans. As you reflect on these great achievements, pause to remember those who have gone before and made the ultimate sacrifice.
4. Happy Anniversary and Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//