Who Are Some Well-Known USMC Generals?


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Some well-known USMC generals are Chesty Puller, John Archer Lejeune, James Mattis, and Alexander Vandegrift. These USMC generals are famous for their long years of service, leadership and bravery.

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Chesty Puller is the most decorated Marine in United States history, and is the only Marine to receive five Navy crosses for his service. John Archer Lejeune's nicknames are "greatest of all Leathernecks" and the "Marine's Marine". Lejeune served 40 years in the Marine Corps. James Mattis commanded the 1st Marine Division during the invasion of Iraq and according to Business Insider is the most famous living marine. Alexander Vandegrift was the first United States marine to hold the rank of four-star general and has received the Medal of Honor for his service.

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