10th Marine Regiment holds annual Kings’ Games

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (WITN) – Marines with the 10th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune conducted their annual Kings’ Games tournament Friday to commemorate St. Barbara’s Day, the annual celebration of the patron saint of artillery.

Marines say that the Kings’ Games are titled to honor the historical nickname of artillery as “the king of battle.” Activities included multiple athletic and team-building events throughout the day ended with a ceremony in the afternoon.

Marines competed against each other in several physical events and a trebuchet (catapult) competition. Marines say that the annual games provide an opportunity to enhance the unit cohesion and comradery within the 10th Marines.