It's "luh-JURN'

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 named is pronounced luh-JURN' and not luh-JUNE'.

Former Marine Patrick T. Brent is coming to the massive Marine base on the North Carolina coast Friday to give a class to local reporters on just how to say General John A. Lejeune's name. Brent says it is disrespectful to not pronounce the general's name properly.

Brent served with the 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment and is a friend of Lejeune family in Pointe Coupee Parish, La.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jun 30, 2009 at 03:32 PM
    Now that we have gone thru all this BS, I will still use "luh-JUNE".
  • by $$ Location: greenville on Jun 29, 2009 at 01:33 PM
    So who is paying him?? And how much is he making to do this??.....& there really is no point the next generation has there own text and sms language...english is already ruined!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    It boils down to one word to describe all of the military-the word is idiots.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Jun 27, 2009 at 03:08 AM
    Hey Brent, Is the Lejune family worried about how it is pronounced , or are they just proud that their family member's name is on ONE OF if not THE BEST marine bases in the world. HAHA Brent their is a new job for you , teaching reporting pronunciation.
  • by robert Location: newport on Jun 26, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    John A. Lejeune...His middle name was Archer. That is where the "R" came from..It's "Camp Lesjune"..Like Port Hueneme (Port y knee me)Calif.
  • by robert Location: newport on Jun 26, 2009 at 05:34 PM
    It's all re tarted, like Beaufort Nc, is pronounced Bofert..All the women are Botiful. In Sc, all the women are Beautiful, as in Beaufort..
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Jun 26, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    Mr.Brent are you happy now that you have your 15 minutes of fame?This is childish.It's even more "rude" if you ask me to correct another adult.Ask my MIL will she ever correct me again!!!
  • by Dave on Jun 26, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Greenville/Greenvolle what does it matter? Nothing is ever pronounced correctly around here!
  • by Anonymous Location: AT WORK on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM
    To Hardworker: Here's the kicker..... I am doing this at work!!! Can you believe I actually have a job that enables me to goof off AND make money at the same time!!!!
  • by Scott Location: Kenansville on Jun 26, 2009 at 11:28 AM
    It's like non-native Eastern North Carolinians pronouncing Topsail Beach "TOP-SAIL" when every one who lives here knows it's pronounced "TOP-SUL."
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