U.S. Ambassador with U.S. Marine Corps Forces South Commander Pay Visit to Barbados Orphanage – Present Donated Toys

U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean Larry Palmer joined Major General John M. Croley, commander of the United States Marine Corps Forces South at the Nightengale Children’s Home on Tuesday evening to present donated toys and supplies to the children.

U.S. Embassy Bridgetown

Major General John M. Croley (Right), commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South greets staff members from the Nightengale Gardens Complex, an orphanage here, during a small cultural exchange where U.S. Marines presented donated toys. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis)

Nightengale staff provided Ambassador Palmer and Major General Croley an overview and tour of the children’s home prior to the presentation of toys to the more than 35 children who call the facility home.

The children of the Nightingale Children’s Home then treated the U.S. delegation to a small concert of traditional Barbadian songs and gathered to ask the Marines questions.

Yesterday (Tuesday) evening, U.S. Ambassador Larry Palmer joined US SOUTHCOM commander Major General John Croley for a visit to the Nightengale Children’s Home to present toys and other supplies.

U.S. Ambassador Larry Palmer (left), , Major General John M. Croley (right), commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South, and Marines with Headquarters Company, 23rd Marine Corps Regiment meet with children from the Nightengale Gardens Complex, an orphanage here, during a small cultural exchange where U.S. Marines presented donated toys. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis)

Major General Croley gave the children a brief overview of the mission of the United States Marines and also highlighted the importance of the lasting friendship between the United States and Barbados.

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