Happy Birthday Army from the Big Apple
Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army Chief of Staff, cuts the Army Birthday cake in celebration of the Army's 237th birthday with youngest Soldier Pvt. Chayanne Jose Pena, 69th New York National Guard, and Buddy Valastro, the founder of the Cake Boss television show at Duffy Square, New York City, June 14. "Our freedoms and liberties are unique here and our Army protects those liberties, we are here for the American people," said Odierno. (Cutline provided by Staff Sgt. Matthew Coffee)

NEW YORK CITY (June 14, 2012) -- Cutting a tank-shaped birthday cake is Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army during a celebration of the 237th Army Birthday at Duffy Square in Times Square Manhattan. The event included an enlistment ceremony of 16 new Soldiers from the New York area as well as featuring participation of Soldiers from The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own, Third U.S. Infantry Regiment "The Old Guard," 10th Mountain Division and the U.S. Army New York Recruiting Battalion. The birthday cake was provided by the reality TV show The Cake Boss.

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