Are The Marine Corps And Camp Lejeune Being Maligned?

27 09 2022

  By Timothy D. Naegele[1]

Some of us served with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and other military services, which defend each of us against our enemies.  There is a healthy rivalry or competition between our services, like there is between sporting teams and the cities that host them.  But we come together and “circle the wagons” when one is maligned.

Clearly, the reputations of both the Corps and its major training facility Camp Lejeune have been maligned.  The questions become whether it is justified; and what is prompting the surge of advertisements on American television stations now, by the vultures in our legal profession?

They contend that water contamination at Camp Lejeune decades ago has led to a broad range of health hazards; and that those who have been injured may be entitled to substantial compensation.  Congress acted and Joe Biden signed the law into effect; and the floodgates of claims may have been opened wide.[2]  Reparations for slavery may be the next payola if Biden and his Democrats win in November.


© 2022, Timothy D. Naegele


[1]  Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass).  See, e.g., Timothy D. Naegele Resume-21-8-6  and   He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University.  He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal (see, e.g.,  Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., and, and studied photography with Ansel Adams.  He can be contacted directly at

[2]  See, e.g., (“Camp Lejeune water contamination”)

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