Re: [TalkAntietam] Marines
- To expand somewhat on Tom's statement... at various times during
the year there are also Staff Rides for more senior officers
where they get to explore the field as well.
Terrain on the battlefield today is just as important as it was
back then. To be a good officer one needs to develop an eye for,
and appreciation of, terrain.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
To Be A Virginian, either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even
on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Clemens" <clemenst@...>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 1:07 PM
Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Marines
> Most of the service academies schedule trip to Civil War
> battlefields, and those folks from Quantico are young officers
> in a training school. The original intent of the battlefields
> was to be outdoor classrooms for military officers.
> Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
> Professor of History
> Hagerstown Community College
>>>> "Bill" <bill61hist@...> 09/19/07 12:59 PM >>>
> When I was leaving the visitors center yesterday, six buses
> full of
> marines from Quantico,in civilian clothing pulled up. They all
> backpacks and looked like they were going to do an all day hike
> the battlefield. Anybody have further info? Seems like a good
> they should know history and the importance of topography.
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