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The following is a list of the essential 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.
Archibald Henderson – "Grand old man of the Marine Corps," longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps (1820–1859) [10 ] [11 ]
Albert L. Ireland - received the most Purple Hearts, nine.
Opha May Johnson – recognized officially as the first woman Marine [11 ]
James L. Jones, Sr. – commanded the Observer Group, the first amphibious reconnaissance unit in the United States; father of James L. Jones, Jr., the 32nd Commandant of the Marine Corps
Victor H. Krulak – developed new concepts in expeditionary warfare, such as use of Higgins landing craft and helicopters; father of [12 ] Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps
John A. Lejeune – 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Commanding General of the U.S. Army's 2nd Infantry Division, and author of the birthday message read aloud at every Marine Corps Birthday Ball ceremony
Jacklyn H. Lucas – youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor
John F. Mackie – first Marine awarded the Medal of Honor [11 ]
Alfred Masters – first African American in the United States Marine Corps [13 ] [14 ] [15 ]
Chuck Mawhinney – Marine sniper with most confirmed kills, all occurring during the Vietnam War
Dennis M. McCarthy – first Reserve General Officer to command an active duty Marine Division
Alford L. McMichael – first African American Marine to serve as Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps
Samuel Nicholas – first Commandant of the Marine Corps [11 ]
See also [ edit ]
^ "John Basilone Parade Website" . Retrieved . 2008-05-25
^ Dorr (2005), p.164–65.
^ "Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington – C.O. VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron". AcePilots.com . Retrieved . 2008-05-25
^ a b c "Double Recipients". Full List of MOH Recipients. Congressional Medal of Honor Society . Retrieved . 2007-10-14
^ "Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham, USMC". Marine Corps Legacy Museum . Retrieved . 2008-05-25
^ Allan R. Millett, "Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps", (New York, NY: The New Press, 1991).
^ "Scott, Stephen W.", (2009) Sergeant Major Dan Daly; The Most Outstanding Marine of all Time. Publishamerica Publishers. ISBN 1-60836-465-8.
^ "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
^ "African American Milestones in Naval History". African American Milestones in Naval History. Naval History and Heritage Command . Retrieved . 2012-02-12
^ "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
^ a b c d "Marine Corps Board Knowledge" . Retrieved . 2008-05-25
^ Miller, Steven (2009-01-03). "Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam". Wall Street Journal . Retrieved . 2009-01-03
^ Shaw, Jr., Henry I.; Donnelly, Ralph W. (1995). "Blacks in the Marine Corps". Air University . Retrieved . December 1, 2011 p. 2
^ Coral Anika Theill. "WORLD WAR II Montford Point Marines: Honoring And Preserving Their Legacy". Leatherneck Magazine . Retrieved . December 1, 2011
^ Williams, Janette (2011-09-20). "Political activist Isabell Masters, whose presidential ambitions started in Pasadena, dies at 98". . Archived from Pasadena Star-News the original on June 4, 2012 . Retrieved . 2011-10-08
^ Wise, James E.; Anne Collier Rehill (1999). "Peter J. Ortiz". (2nd ed.). Naval Institute Press. pp. 53–66. Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United States Marines ISBN 978-1-55750-949-9 . Retrieved . 21 March 2009
^ "USMC Knowledge". NROTC, Boston University . Retrieved . 2008-05-25
^ "Official Biography of Angela Salinas". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12 . Retrieved . 2007-12-28
References [ edit ]
Dorr, Robert F. (2005). Marine Air - The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos. Penguin Group. ISBN 0-425-20725-0.