Recognizing Good Works

By November 11, 2005

Marine Col. Matthew Bogdanos, lawyer, boxer and classics scholar, had several things to celebrate yesterday. He received the National Humanities Medal in the Oval Office from President Bush in the morning. His book "Thieves of Baghdad," about the search for antiquities stolen from the Iraq museum, just arrived in bookstores. And it was also the 230th anniversary of the Marine Corps. Someone, hearing this at a morning reception, gave one of those corps barks: Oo-rah...