Commanding general leads traditional birthday run

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Marines and sailors with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with a morning run on Friday at Cherry Point. About 1,500 Marines and sailor participated in the run, which was led by Maj. Gen. Glenn Walters, commanding general of the 2nd MAW.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Friday, November 9, 2012 at 03:56 PM.

Maj. Gen. Glenn Walters didn’t get to his position as commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing without being a little perceptive.

Walters was speaking to a group of about 1,500 2nd MAW Marines and sailors Friday morning at Cherry Point, right before they were about to be dismissed for a long holiday weekend for Veterans Day and the Marine Corps birthday.

“Anybody want me to get off this stage so you can get back to your units and get ready for your 96,” Walters asked of the upcoming four-day holiday.

The group of Marines in front of him erupted.

Walters led the group on a traditional morning run in celebration of the Marine Corps’ 237th birthday on Friday.

“Thank you for the run,” Walters told the Marines and sailors. “You make an old guy motivated.”

Walters led the run along with Sgt. Maj. Lisa K. Nilsson, the sergeant major of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward).

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