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By TIMES WIRES
Published January 5, 2007


Jim Lehrer, host of the PBS NewsHour program, gave an impassioned, stirring commemoration when he presided at the dedication of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Va., on the corps' 231st anniversary. What is Lehrer's military experience?

Newsman Jim Lehrer was sworn into the U.S. Marine Corps as a second lieutenant immediately after his graduation from the University of Missouri in 1956. He served as an infantry officer for three years, including a tour of duty inOkinawa.

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