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LtGen Lawrence Snowden | 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division - Marines

5:01   |   Marine Captain Lawrence Snowden learned two things made Iwo Jima a valuable prize for the Allies: its position halfway between B-29 bases in Saipan and Tokyo, and the fact that it was, legally, a part of the Japanese mainland.

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  • LtGen Lawrence Snowden  |  N/A  |  USMC HQ  |  6:59

    Lawrence Snowden had a long and varied career as a Marine officer, but the most important lesson on leadership, he learned as a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant at Camp Lejeune. His men were not there to serve him. He was there to serve them.

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