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re: Training

An interesting side-note to Parade editor Larry Smith’s new book about those who build Marines – Parade publisher and CEO Walter Anderson was also a Marine, and has since attributed his success in life to what he learned in the Corps. Anderson said, as I reported at NRO back in November 2004, “‘What I am today is a result of the Marine Corps.’ Last year, following his keynote speech at a national media symposium in New York, Anderson was asked what was the proudest moment in his life: He answered, ‘the day I was promoted to lance corporal [in the Marines].’”

A former U.S. Marine infantry leader, W. Thomas Smith Jr. writes about military issues. He has covered war in the Balkans, on the West Bank, in Iraq, and in Lebanon. ...

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