Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.
U.S. Marine Gen. James Amos, the Commandant of the Marine Corps, speaks to Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment during a Thanksgiving Day visit. During the visit with Sgt. Maj. Michael Barrett, the Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, the senior leaders thanked the Marines of “America’s Battalion” for their service and asked for their continued devotion during their seven-month deployment to Helmand province’s Garmsir district. After wishing 3/3 a belated happy 236th Marine Corps birthday, the leaders answered questions regarding budget cuts, the Corps’ potential drawdown and the recent news of Marines serving overseas in Australia.
(Photo by Corporal Reece Lodder, 24 November 2011.)
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