Posted by: Jacqui Murray | February 26, 2014

Wednesday Hero: Master Gunnery Sergeant Leland Diamond

Leland DiamondLeland Diamond
U.S. Marines 61 years old from Toledo, Ohio
May 30, 1890 – September 20, 1951

Master Gunnery Sergeant Leland “Lou” Diamond is famous within the U.S. Marine Corps as the classic example of the “Old Breed” — tough, hard-fighting career marines who served in the corps in the years between World War I and World War II.You can read more about Gunny Diamond here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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  1. An outstanding Wiki page to chronicle his loyal service. Such men are rarely seen and often move on without so much as a thank you. Thank you for bringing this man to my attention.

    • I couldn’t stop reading his history, either. What a character! Wouldn’t you love him at your back in a battle.

      • You betcha!

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