1/15/2006

Marine Sentries at Naval Academy Sent to Iraq - Los Angeles Times

A Naval Academy tradition that lasted 155 years has come to an end.

The gates and crypts of Revolutionary War Capt. John Paul Jones at Annapolis have been guarded by Marine sentries since before the Civil War.

The military has now withdrawn Marines from that post and redeployed them to Iraq. The four dozen Marines will be replaced by Navy enlisted personnel.

Marine Sentries at Naval Academy Sent to Iraq - Los Angeles Times

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