The following article made for interesting reading.
Perhaps some of you may find it so, as well!
Gallery of Grunts
At the New National Museum of the Marine Corps, Heroes but No Heroics
By Henry Allen
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 19, 2006; D01
The new National Museum of the Marine Corps shows you the Marine Corps as it is, which is mostly enlisted men, anonymous grunts, and war as it is, which is dirty, crazy and endless.
No victory parades up the Champs-Elysees or down Fifth Avenue through the tickertape, no full-dress surrenders, no girls kissing Marines at war's end, no wreaths, triumphal arches, reflecting pools or any of the World War II Memorial stuff on the Mall, no generals holding binoculars with one hand and pointing over the battlefield with the other, not that many officers at all, really. And just about no ideology about freedom, America the beautiful or making the world safe for democracy.