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

10:16   |   Lawrence Snowden was told that the campaign for Iwo Jima would take maybe 5 days. Instead it was 36 long, bloody days and when the flag was raised, no one in his unit stood up and cheered. That Marine would have been a dead Marine.

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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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