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Lt. Cmdr. Michael Tomlinson, from Keene, Texas, the chaplain for 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward), gave the invocation during a cake cutting ceremony in commemoration of the 113th birthday of the hospital corps aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, June 17, 2011. More than 150 service members and civilians celebrated the birthday with a 5 km run at 6 a.m. and then in the afternoon with a ceremony and cake. ::r::::n::::r::::n::::r::::n::

Photo by Lance Cpl. Bruno J. Bego

Service members, civilians celebrate 113th birthday of hospital corps

17 Jun 2011 | Sgt. Rachael K.A. Moore

For 113 years Navy corpsmen have served faithfully to take care of sailors and Marines in combat and in garrison.

More than 150 service members and civilians celebrated the birthday with a 5 km run at 6 a.m. and then in the afternoon with a ceremony at the FOB's chapel and cake June 17, 2011, at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

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