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This column represents the thoughts and opinions of The Rev. Carl Roth. This is not the opinion of the Elgin Courier.“Earned. Never Given.” Those words caught my eye as I was driving down the road some years back. Pictured on the side of an eighteen- wheeler was a United States Marine Corps sword and the words, “Earned. Never Given.” It turns out that hundreds of truckers and trucking companies freely gave the sides of their trucks as advertising space for the Marines. On one side of the truck there are Marines in formation holding rifles; on the other side, the ...

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