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

9:22   |   Lawrence Snowden was wounded on Iwo Jima and discovered that the policy was to not return any wounded troops to the battle. He wanted to return to his men and persevered because he knew there was always someone around who could change policy.

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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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