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Marine General Dances Like Nobody's Watching

U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, Jr.
Chief Petty Officer Leslie Shively
U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, Jr.

My thanks to Dan Lamothe at the Battle Rattle blog for the heads up on this story. I thought it might bring a well-earned smile to your faces.

At Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan yesterday, Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, commanding general of the I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), took over command of Regional Command Southwest from Maj. Gen. John A. Toolan, commanding general of the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), according to DVIDS News.

In preparation of his departure, Battle Rattle reports that last week Toolan hosted a farewell gathering at Camp Leatherneck's Afghan Cultural Center as a way of showing gratitude to several Afghan officials for all their hard work. According to Battle Rattle:


It's been said a million times that a picture says a thousand words. But I think in this case it's really true.