Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: For over thirty-nine years prior to his death in 1859, Archibald Henderson served as Commandant of the Marine Corps. Perhaps more than any of the early leaders of the Corps, Henderson set the standards by which the Corps has been judged over the years. He was born into a prominent family in Prince William County Virginia in 1783. After a private education, at the age of 23, he accepted commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

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