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Have you been pronouncing Camp Lejeune correctly?


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.

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