John Lejeune - Bronne Bruzgo Naval Science 102 Lt. Hammond...

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Bronne Bruzgo Naval Science 102 Lt. Hammond February 22, 2007 The Man Who Remade the Corps It is without a doubt that the United States of America truly came to power during the twentieth century. Although the reasons for this rise to prominence are enough to fill several tomes, a small but certainly not insignificant reason was John Lejeune. He was not just a brave, forward-looking leader during changing times, but he molded to Marine Corps into an early semblance of what it is today. Without the actions of this general, some of the great traditions of the Marine Corps would be lost, and thanks to his foresight, America was well prepared for a war in the Pacific the centered around amphibious assault. Not only was John Lejeune a wise man, but a brave one as well, one who saw his fair share of combat and won his fair share of medals. John Lejeune started off life rough. He was born in Louisiana in1867, just two years after the defeat of the South in the American Civil War. As a result, he was born tough. The south was wracked with poverty at this point, trying to overcome massive debt while at the same time undergoing immense cultural and economic changes. Nothing that John Lejeune ever owned was given to him.
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course NAVSC 204 taught by Professor Hammond,williamgthomas,scotte during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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