General James L. Jones Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps
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The Marines fought almost solely on esprit de corps, I was certain. It was inconceivable to most Marines that they should let another Marine down, or that they could be responsible for dimming the bright reputation of their Corps. The Marines simply assumed that they were the world’s best fighting men.”
Robert Sherrod, war correspondent 1943, regarding the battle at Tarawa