List of historic United States Marines

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The following is a list of the prominent names in U. S. Marine Corps lore—the people who make up what the Marines call "Knowledge". Names in this list are notable for actions made as a Marine; individuals whose notability is unrelated to service in uniform can be found at List of United States Marines.

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

Jack Lucas, 17, youngest Medal of Honor recipient

Marine Corps firsts[edit]

John Glenn, first Marine Corps astronaut
Minnie Spotted-Wolf, first Native American woman to enlist in the Marine Corps

Other prominent Marines[edit]

Alfred Cunningham, patron of Marine Corps aviation
Chesty Puller, only Marine to receive 4 Navy Crosses

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Scott, Stephen W.", (2009) Sergeant Major Dan Daly; The Most Outstanding Marine of all Time. Publishamerica Publishers. ISBN 1-60836-465-8.
  3. ^ "John Basilone Parade Website". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  4. ^ "Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington – C.O. VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  5. ^ "WWII vet who was youngest Medal of Honor winner dies". The Seattle Times via Associated Press. June 5, 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sgt. Maj. of Marine Corps sword of office changes hands" (Press release). Division of Public Affairs, United States Marine Corps. July 2, 2003. Release # 0703-03-0537. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  7. ^ "African American Milestones in Naval History". African American Milestones in Naval History. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Marine Corps Board Knowledge". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  9. ^ Shaw, Jr., Henry I.; Donnelly, Ralph W. (1995). "Blacks in the Marine Corps". Air University. Retrieved December 1, 2011.  p. 2
  10. ^ Coral Anika Theill. "WORLD WAR II Montford Point Marines: Honoring And Preserving Their Legacy". Leatherneck Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ Williams, Janette (2011-09-20). "Political activist Isabell Masters, whose presidential ambitions started in Pasadena, dies at 98". Pasadena Star-News. Retrieved 2011-10-08. [dead link]
  12. ^ Williams, Rudi (February 6, 2004). "Marine Corps' Magnetism Beckons Future General into World of Elite Warfighters". DefenseLINK News. U.S. Department of Defense. Archived from the original on 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2006-10-15. 
  13. ^ "Official Biography of Angela Salinas". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  14. ^ "History of the Women Marines". Women Marines Association. Archived from the original on 2006-06-16. Retrieved 2006-08-10. 
  15. ^ Dorr (2005), p.164–65.
  16. ^ "Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham, USMC". Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  17. ^ Allan R. Millett, "Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps", (New York, NY: The New Press, 1991).
  18. ^ "Corporal Ira Hamilton Hayes, USMCR". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2006-09-01. 
  19. ^ "Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Archibald Henderson, USMC". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  20. ^ Miller, Steven (2009-01-03). "Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  21. ^ Perry, Tony (2000-01-22). "A Sniper at Peace With His Duties". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
  22. ^ "Noteworthy Marines". Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  23. ^ "USMC Knowledge". NROTC, Boston University. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 


  • Dorr, Robert F. (2005). Marine Air - The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos. Penguin Group. ISBN 0-425-20725-0. 

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