24th MEU (SOC) celebrates life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr

22 Jan 2003 | Staff Sgt. Bryan P. Reed

Marines and Sailors from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) celebrated the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a ceremony aboard the USS Nassau. After the ceremony, Marines shared their thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Sgt. Robert W. Wisner from Frederick, Md., harrier avionics non-commissioned-officer-in-charge, AV-8B (Harrier) Detachment, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) shared his thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the celebration and remembrance of his Birthday. "I think it's good. I think that the work that he did had a good, positive impact on equality," said Wisner.Cpl. Matthew R. Caple from Plainfield, N.H., machine gunner, Weapons Platoon, Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Bn., 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) shared his thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the celebration and remembrance of his Birthday. "I think that it's good that he's remembered. I think that he should be remembered. I think that if it wasn't for him I might not be able to be in the military right now."Cpl. Kwasi R. Leonard from Atlanta, Ga., operations clerk, Command Element, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) shared his thoughts on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the celebration and remembrance of his Birthday. "Being able to celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King is the best thing that could happen to man. This world would be in a worse shape than man could imagine if Dr. King did not accomplish his goals. I would like to say, 'Thank you, Doctor King'."