The Major General Commandant's Speech to the Graduating Class, Basic School, 1937
It is a great pleasure to be here today to address the graduating class at the Basic School. Much of my career has been spent in close contact with service schools, and the welfare of the Marine Corps school system, and the officers associated with it, is very near to my heart.
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