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Taylorville Kiwanis Hear from Local Retired Marine at Weekly Meeting

 width=The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard from a local retired Marine, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Alan Jones retired October First, 2012, after a 30-year career in the Marines with many of those years spent in the Marine Corp's Air Wing.

Jones told Kiwanis members that he was involved in conflicts in Bosnia in 1993, assisted the first Iraq effort from the Phillipines, then served 3 tours in Iraq on the ground.

When he retired, he had nearly 12-hundred people in his last command. Jones continued to mention in his remarks the importance of people being any organization's greatest asset.

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In a question and answer session following his remarks, Jones told the Kiwanis Club that recent military budget cuts are undermining the ability of the country to win wars.

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Jones added that technology has changed the way wars are fought.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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