ALL THAT REMAINS Visits Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
On October 25, Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS took part in a meet-and-greet at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune 246-square-mile United States military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
ALL THAT REMAINS frontman Phil Labonte, who stepped on the yellow footprints and briefly experienced the Marine Corps for himself, told CampLejeuneGlobe.com, "I don't rate. There are Marines out there who have done some real things. My wife is a Marine. She has deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once. She's done all the real stuff. I don't count."
"It's awesome he's a former Marine," said Melissa Patterson, who waited in line with her teenage daughter to meet the band. "As the saying goes, 'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' He's keeping it real and bringing it back to the men and women he served with. He hasn't gotten too big for his Marines."
The band was also grateful for the experience and appreciative of the service members.
"The military is voluntary," said Labonte. "It makes the commitment more valuable. We were at war for the past 10 years. People don't join just for college anymore. [Service members] definitely have my support."
Read more from CampLejeuneGlobe.com.
Photo by: Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera
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