Jan 30, 2006

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Michael W. Hagee, accompanied by the Corps? top enlisted Marine, Sgt. Maj. John L. Estrada, visited hundreds of Marines and sailors here May 30th, 2006. The visit was part of a tour of bases in western Iraq where Hagee and Estrada addressed troops and met with commanders at multiple bases and outposts where Marines are currently serving. During the visit, Hagee recounted some Marine involvements in past campaigns which have earned the Marine Corps its reputation of an honorable institution. Hagee took the opportunity to speak to the troops on the importance for Marines to lead by example and to honor and respect the Marines? core values of honor, courage and commitment. ?To a Marine, honor is more than just honesty; it means having uncompromising personal integrity and being accountable for all actions. To most Marines, the most difficult part of courage is not the raw physical courage that we have seen so often on today?s battlefield. It is rather the moral courage to do the ?right thing? in the face of danger or pressure from other Marines,? Hagee said.

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