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      United States Marine Corps celebrates 238th anniversary

      (WJLA) - The United States Marine Corps is celebrating its 238th birthday on Sunday, and the celebration got off to a rousing start in Arlington.

      Dozens of Marines celebrated the special day at 6 a.m. with a run from the Pentagon to the Marine Corps War Memorial and back.

      The Marine Corps was created in 1775 and has served the United States in every armed conflict.

      More than 203,000 Marines are currently serving our country on active duty.