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George Shultz, Marine Officer (George Aucoin, -France, 02/20/21 2:35 pm)

To follow up David Duggan's note on Secretary George Shultz's life of servant leadership, David is quite right to mention his early service as a Marine Officer.

The Secretary served on active duty from 1942 to 1945 as an artillery officer. He saw action in the Pacific Campaign on the islands of Tarawa and Peleliu. After the War, he served an additional eight years in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring as a Major.

In large sum, I can attest Secretary Shultz saw his contribution to America through the lens of a Marine whose fidelity to the United States as a Constitutional Republic was fundamental.

My wife and I spent Nov. 10, 2014 in the company of George and Charlotte Shultz at the Marine's Memorial Club in San Francisco where he felt most comfortable for social engagements. It was relatively close to his home on the campus at Stanford and he was always among friends. He was the VIP at this special place. His consummate steward at the time was Maj General Mike Myatt USMC (Ret), then the club President and CEO.

It was a privilege to engage with Secretary Shultz in the place he felt most comfortable. Fair Winds and Following Seas to an American Warrior and Statesman.

JE comments:  A Marine is always a Marine!  Thank you for the memory, George.  I learned from our late colleague Bob Gibbs, a retired Army Lt Colonel, that the artillery branch takes only the very highest scorers on aptitude tests.  Is this also the case for the USMC?  I also wonder if Secretary Shultz suffered from hearing loss, which is too often the fate of the artilleryman.


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