By Ensign Will Anthony, SC, USN
The Supply Corps officers of the USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) recently gathered together to celebrate the 223rd Birthday of the U.S. Navy Supply Corps. Commanding Officer, Capt. Joseph O’Brien served as the guest of honor. Ensign Dillon West, the youngest Supply Corps officer, assisted the commanding officer with the honors. The birthday celebration coincided with historical date of the raising of the stars and stripes on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. The deployed Sailors and Marines on the Iwo Jima were honored to commemorate these two special events. Both cakes were carefully crafted by the Iwo Jima’s “Cake Boss” CS2 Daniel Brackett.
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From the left: Ensign Will Anthony, Cmdr. Richie Jenkins, Lt. j.g. Ryan Felsman, Capt. Joseph O’Brien, Lt. j.g. Celestino Dulnuan, Ensign Dillon West, Lt. Dave Dyal, CWO2 Glenda Young, Lt. Aaron Fish, and Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Wilcox.