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    Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006
    By Casey Pearce, Chargers.com
    Each fall Sunday, the Chargers play the role of heroes for thousands as they line up and entertain their fans on the football field. Bolts players and coaches experienced a bit of a role reversal Tuesday as they got to perform for their heroes as the team held one of its 14 Offseason Coaching Session practices on the Marine base at Camp Pendleton.

    “To me, they’re the real heroes,†running back LaDainian Tomlinson said of the Marines that he got to meet. “They’re doing the dirty work on a daily basis to keep us safe. We just entertain the people. Hopefully our being here shows how much we support our troops and the effort they provide to protect our country.â€

    The afternoon began with the Charger Girls’ first public performance of the 2006 season. Their routine was followed by a ceremony in which Chargers Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Steeg presented Major Gen. Michael R. Lehnert, Commanding General, Marine Corps Installations West, and Col. James Seaton with two framed Chargers jerseys, one that read “SEMPER FI,†the other “CAMP PENDLETON.â€

    http://www.chargers.com/news/headlines/news_20060614.htm

    I just saw this on the Pentagon Channel, thought it was pretty cool of them.
     

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