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Marines And Navy Get Free Hot Meal In Mamaroneck

Visiting Marines and Navy sailors were treated to a meal following at the Mamaroneck Post 90 American Legion hall following the Village of Mamaroneck's Memorial Day parade and ceremony.

"You're not going to come to Mamaroneck and leave hungry," said Post Commander Eddie Murray.

The Marine unit was from the Second Battalion-Ninth based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They boarded with Navy sailors on the U.S.S. Iwo Jima and docked in New York City for Fleet Week, when members of the armed forces visit major cities.

"It's like when my sons were back from college," said Carmen Yusi of the Post Auxiliary, who piled barbecued ribs onto the plates of hungry soldiers and sailors. "It's heartwarming and I wouldn't miss this for anything."

Marine Corps Staff Sergeant David Riegelsperger, 29, waited for his men to get their food first. He has served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

"This is nice," he said.

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