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THERE are few places where the military is held in higher esteem than the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia.

From Reuters:

A Marine shot dead two fellow service members at a base in Quantico, Virginia, then killed himself, the Marines said on Friday. The shootings took place late on Thursday near the officer candidate school at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, and all three people who died were active-duty Marines, base commander Colonel David Maxwell said. [Reuters]

My older brother enlisted in the Marines, after he left the Naval Academy, when he found out his eyesight wouldn’t let him fly jets. Once a Marine, always a Marine. When our trained soldiers commit acts like this it seems even more grievous… and sad.

Another day, another gun tragedy and they come from all quarters.