Excerpt from the Viewpoint editorial in the Sunday Register, June 3, 2012:
At one area Memorial Day ceremony a Marine commandant stood strong before an audience of about 200 people and spoke of the Marines under his command who were killed in action. His voice cracked as he recalled each of their names and the date each was killed in action.
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