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November 12, 2006

'Ready on the right. Ready on the left. All ready on the firing line."

Yesterday, C-Span televised dedication of the new U.S. Marine Corps Musuem in Quantico, VA.

 

The highlight was what PBS Newsman Jim Lehrer had to say.

 

Lehrer is a Marine.

 

And he shared what he'd learned from service in ‘The Corps’ during the 1950s.

 

About honor.

 

About courage.

 

And that we are only as strong as the person on our left; and on our right.

 

The mortality rate in Iraq is twice that for Marines as other soldiers.

 

And it’s been that way since founding of the Corps 231 years ago.

 

To read Lehrer’s Marine Corps Museum comments, go to: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/

 

Scroll down.  His comments are on the left side of the page.