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Video: Marines welcome new commandant

At an Oct. 17 ceremony at Washington’s Marine Barracks, the 36th Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., accepted command from retiring commandant Gen. James F. Amos, who is leaving the service after 44 years in uniform.

“This morning, I’m not as proud to be the commandant as I am simply to wear the cloth of a United States Marine,” said Dunford to the packed out Marines in formation and the bleachers, packed out guests and dignitaries, including Secretary of Defense Charles T. “Chuck”Hagel. “That I can say of of this, in large part, is due to the leadership of the 35th commandant.”

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Video: Marines welcome new commandant

Dunford accepts the battle colors of the U.S. Marine Corps.

At an Oct. 17 ceremony at Washington’s Marine Barracks, the 36th Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., accepted command from retiring commandant Gen. James F. Amos, who is leaving the service after 44 years in uniform.

“This morning, I’m not as proud to be the commandant as I am simply to wear the cloth of a United States Marine,” said Dunford to the packed out Marines in formation and the bleachers, packed out guests and dignitaries, including Secretary of Defense Charles T. “Chuck”Hagel. “That I can say of of this, in large part, is due to the leadership of the 35th commandant.”

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Neil W. McCabe is the editor of HE's "Guns & Patriots" e-letter and was a senior reporter at the Human Events newspaper. McCabe deployed with the Army Reserve to Iraq for 15 months as a combat historian. For many years, he was a reporter and photographer for "The Pilot," Boston's Catholic paper. He was also the editor of the free community papers "The Somerville (Mass.) News and "The Alewife (North Cambridge, Mass.)." Email him: neilwmccabe@gmail.com Follow him on Twitter: @neilwmccabe.

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