Archibald Henderson, longest-serving Commandant of the Marine Corps

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

Jack Lucas, 17, youngest Medal of Honor recipient

Marine Corps firsts

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

Other prominent Marines

Alfred Cunningham, patron of Marine Corps aviation
Chesty Puller, only Marine to receive 5 Navy Crosses

See also


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