• From left, Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, Fort Jackson's commanding general,
Melvin Bryant, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam, and Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson cut the birthday cake.

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    From left, Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, Fort Jackson's commanding general, Melvin Bryant, a veteran of World War II and Vietnam, and Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson cut the birthday cake.

  • A yellow rose, symbolizing love for fallen Soldiers, sits on an empty table reserved for absent comrades.

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    A yellow rose, symbolizing love for fallen Soldiers, sits on an empty table reserved for absent comrades.

  • Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson places a campaign streamer on the Army flag.

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    Post Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson places a campaign streamer on the Army flag.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An estimated 860 members of the Fort Jackson community and friends of the installation celebrate the Army's 237th birthday with a ball at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center Saturday.

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