I'm not positive, but think there might be something wrong in the telling of the history of Gen. J.A.L. Nothing major, but something doesn't sound quite right. Also the manner in which LeJeune is pronounced. After 33 years around the Corps as a Marine brat and 3 years in the Navy stationed on a Marine base, I've always heard it sounding more like "Le June", but it varies with people in and out of the Corps. LeJeune's father was also in a La. cavalry unit during the CW.
Hello Robert. Yeah, I heard him mention that, but it kinda went over my head, something about the way the public knows to pronounce it vs. the corps . . .? I didn't know that about LeJeune's father. Interesting. Thanks for the info.
General Lejeune was a cajun and always pronounced his name Lejeu(r)ne. Recently, the Commandant of the Marine Corps urged Marines to adopt that pronunciation for Camp Lejeune in honor of its namesake General. I was there last Saturday and heard that pronunciation all the time.
Thanks for the clarification Chaps.
I figured there may have been something to do with the actual pronunciation being de-cajunized over time. We tend to pronounce words and names as they appear. LeJeune was an interesting fellow, but I'm not so sure he tops Chesty Puller as the Marine's Marine...
Robert - I assumed maybe the Cajun aspect had something to do w/ the pronunciation as well.
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