By John R. Coyne Jr. - Special to The Washington Times Shares
"This spiritual tone," writes Aaron B. O'Connell, assistant professor of history at the United States Naval Academy and a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, "is commonplace in memoirists' descriptions of Marine Corps boot camp.
(A boot camp treat: We were marched to an outdoor theater, told to sit at ease, the smoking lamp was lit, and we watched John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker in "The Sands of Iwo Jima," a movie made, as Mr. O'Connell writes, with the active involvement of the Marine Corps.)
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