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Article: "Meet a veteran: Robert B. Burns"
Posted 6/01/2010 8:16am [from Jun Akiyama]

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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