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Lawrence Lucas, 88, received the Congressional Gold Medal.
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I read the article about retired Marine Lawrence "Reggie" Lucas, who recently received the Congressional Gold Medal for his military service ["Local Marine vet earns top civilian honor," June 17].
I want to applaud Mr. Lucas for his extraordinary achievement. As a youngster, I grew up around Mr. Lucas, and he was a positive role model for me.
My hope is that as word spreads of this high honor, this fine gentleman's life will once again serve as a role model for the current generation of young people.
I would strongly encourage parents to educate their children about the achievements and accomplishments of this man (and the Montfort Point Marines), despite the struggles they had to overcome.
Jose A. Brown