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ACMC among guests at 11th SSMAC military ball honoring Marines

 

ACMC General Magnus

ACMC General Robert Magnus speaks at the 11th annual SSMAC Military Ball. This year's ball honored the U.S. Marine Corps.

New York (Oct. 4, 2007) — The Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps was among distinguished guests in attendance at the Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard & Airmen's Club's 11th annual military ball Oct. 3 at the Pierre Hotel. Each year, the ball honors one of the military services—this year marked the Marine Corps' turn. Military supporters and active and retired members of all services enjoyed a ceremonial presentation of the colors by a joint color guard and performances by the Leatherneck Pipes & Drums and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadet Glee Club.

 

Distinguished guests included: Gen. Robert Magnus, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, who received the Distinguished Military Leadership award for CMC Gen. James T. Conway; Robert Morgenthau, New York District Attorney; Raymond Kelly, New York Police Department Commissioner and retired Marine Corps colonel; and Marine Iwo Jima veteran Bill Gallo, award-winning sports cartoonist and journalist for New York Daily News. Members of the Wounded Warrior Regiment set up by Conway also attended the ball

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