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Fallbrook High cadets host first Marine Corps Ball


Last updated 11/30/2017 at Noon

The Honor Guard awaits the march on of the traditional Marine Corps birthday cake. E.G.A. Photography LLC. photos

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook High School USMC JROTC program recently held its first Marine Corps Ball and cake cutting ceremony. The event took place at the Fallbrook Community Center and was attended by 150 student cadets and their guests.

Colonel Trace Deneke, retired USMC and former FHS teacher and football coach, was the guest of honor and speaker. The cake cutting ceremony itself is a unique celebration of the birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

This year was the 242nd birthday for the Corps. As is custom, a piece of cake was shared by the oldest cadet, Catrina Manchor, and th...

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