List of historic United States Marines

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

  • Smedley Butler – awarded two Medals of Honor for two different acts[2] outspoken critic of war profiteers, testified in Congress regarding a plot to overthrow the government
  • Daniel Daly – awarded two Medals of Honor for two different acts in two different conflicts, nominated for a third denied as a limit of two had been enacted[2][3]
  • John Basilone – only enlisted Marine Medal of Honor recipient to return to combat and be killed[4]
  • Gregory "Pappy" Boyington – Medal of Honor recipient who commanded the famous "Black Sheep Squadron" (VMA-214) during WWII[5]
  • Louis Cukela – awarded both Navy and Army Medals of Honor[2]
  • Merritt A. Edson – Medal of Honor recipient and commander of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion
  • Joe Foss – leading fighter ace of the Marine Corps during World War II and Medal of Honor recipient, recognizing his role in the air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign
  • Jacklyn H. Lucas – youngest Marine to receive the Medal of Honor[6]
  • John Lucian Smith – Medal of Honor recipient and flying ace in the battle of Guadalcanal
  • Captain Louis H. Wilson Jr. - Commanding Officer of Company F, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, Third Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces at Fonte Hill, Guam, Marianas Islands, 25 and July 26, 1944[7]
  • GySgt Allan J. Kellogg - During March 1970, he was reassigned duty as a platoon sergeant of Company G, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. His actions on March 11, 1970, earned him the Medal of Honor. Wounded in action in Quang Nam Province on May 8, 1970, he was evacuated to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan.[8]

Marine Corps firsts

Other prominent Marines

See also


  1. John F. Mackie
  2. "Double Recipients". Full List of MOH Recipients. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2007-10-14.
  3. "Scott, Stephen W.", (2009) Sergeant Major Dan Daly; The Most Outstanding Marine of all Time. Publishamerica Publishers. ISBN 1-60836-465-8.
  4. "John Basilone Parade Website". Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  5. "Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington – C.O. VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron". Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  6. "WWII vet who was youngest Medal of Honor winner dies". The Seattle Times via Associated Press. June 5, 2008. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2011.
  7. Louis H. Wilson Jr
  8. Allan J. Kellogg
  9. "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.
  10. "African American Milestones in Naval History". African American Milestones in Naval History. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  11. "Marine Corps Board Knowledge". Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  12. Shaw, Jr., Henry I.; Donnelly, Ralph W. (1995). "Blacks in the Marine Corps". Air University. Retrieved December 1, 2011. p. 2
  13. Coral Anika Theill. "WORLD WAR II Montford Point Marines: Honoring And Preserving Their Legacy". Leatherneck Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  14. Williams, Janette (2011-09-20). "Political activist Isabell Masters, whose presidential ambitions started in Pasadena, dies at 98". Pasadena Star-News. Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2011-10-08.
  15. 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.
  16. "Official Biography of Angela Salinas". United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  17. "Sergeant Reckless Korean War horse statue going to KY Horse Park".
  18. "Statue of heroic Korean War horse Sgt. Reckless to be dedicated at Kentucky Horse Park on May 12 -". 1 May 2018.
  19. "History of the Women Marines". Women Marines Association. Archived from the original on 2006-06-16. Retrieved 2006-08-10.
  20. Dorr (2005), p.164–65.
  21. "Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham, USMC". Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  22. Allan R. Millett, "Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps", (New York, NY: The New Press, 1991).
  23. "Corporal Ira Hamilton Hayes, USMCR". Who's Who in Marine Corps History. History Division, United States Marine Corps. Archived from the original on 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2006-09-01.
  24. "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.
  25. Miller, Steven (2009-01-03). "Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
  26. Perry, Tony (2000-01-22). "A Sniper at Peace With His Duties". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-04-16.
  27. "Noteworthy Marines". Retrieved 2007-02-10.
  28. "USMC Knowledge". NROTC, Boston University. Retrieved 2008-05-25.


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