Pop quiz: What’s the name of the big Marine Corps base in Onslow County? Camp Lejeune, right?
It seems the folks around a North Carolina Marine Corps base have been mispronouncing its name for years. The last name of the 13th commandant for whom the base is name is pronounced luh-JURN’ and not luh-JUNE’.
Former Marine Patrick Brent is coming to the base Friday to give a class to local reporters on just how to say General John A. Lejeune’s name. Brent, a friend of the Lejeune family in Louisiana, says it is disrespectful to not pronounce the general’s name properly.