In constant combat over the past 14 years in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, the “Cannon Cockers” of the 11th Marine Regiment paused at Camp Pendleton on Tuesday to celebrate the centennial of their founding by rededicating their battle colors.

Held aloft next to the American flag, the battle banner of the storied artillery unit was draped by past and present members with silk campaign streamers recalling the Marines’ combat service in World War II, Nicaragua, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.


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