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Bridging the generation gap: Has the Corps really gone soft?

11/18/2010 By Cpl. Kristin E. Moreno , Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — In all my time in the Marine Corps, as short a time as it may be, I can’t recall the number of times I’ve heard some older, higher-ranking Marines say the Marine Corps isn’t what it used to be. They say this new generation of Marines does nothing but complain, they’re too sensitive, don’t like being called devil dog and know nothing of hazing. While there may be some truth to this, has this new generation somehow managed to weaken the image and strength of our beloved Corps? Has our Corps really gone soft?

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