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Old 06-01-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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"Meet a veteran: Robert B. Burns"

Posted 2010-06-01 08:15:01 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/...Robert-B-Burns

This article entitled "Meet a veteran: Robert B. Burns" highlights Robert Burns in Ledyard, CT, who is a Marine veteran and a 5th dan in aikido.

From the article: "It was a beautiful way to mold a warrior. The attention that we gave our drill instructors is something very hard to describe. It was a student/teacher relationship -- a beautiful, pure relationship. We came out of training like samurais, but we cried when we had to separate from our drill instructors. I don't think it's quite that way today. I was a corporal, but that was a big thing in those days, because they wanted to keep the ranks down. Today, there are many more people with fancy ranks."

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Old 06-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: "Meet a veteran: Robert B. Burns"

Nice to read an article on my good old mate Bob Burns.Bob and I always had a good time down in San Diego Aikikai in Fairmount Avenue.
Nice to know he still double digging in the farm.Drop me a line Bob when you have a moment,
Your old pal, Joe.
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