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PROMINENT UNITED STATES MARINES



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MAJOR SAMUEL NICHOLAS, CONTINENTAL MARINES
FIRST LIEUTENANT PRESLEY NEVILLE O'BANNON, USMC
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, USMC
SERGEANT MAJOR DANIEL "DAN" JOSEPH DALY, USMC
MAJOR GENERAL SMEDLEY D. BUTLER, USMC
LIEUTENANT GENERAL JOHN A. LeJEUNE, USMC (Pronounced: "LUH-JERN")
LIEUTENANT GENERAL LEWIS "CHESTY" B. PULLER, USMC
COLONEL GREGORY BOYINGTON, USMC
COLONEL JOHN H. GLENN, JR., USMC
GENERAL MICHAEL W. HAGEE, USMC

Some famous people who are also a UNITED STATES MARINE:

Don Adams - actor
F. Lee Bailey - lawyer
Art Buchwald - humor columnist
Drew Carey - actor
Rod Carew - baseball player
James Carville - political strategist and manager
Roberto Clemente - baseball player
Eddie Collins - baseball Hall of Famer
Chuck Connors - actor, basketball player
Brian Dennehy - actor
David Dinkins - Mayor of New York City
Art Donovan - football player
Terry Downes - world boxing champion
Buster Drayton - world boxing champion
R. Lee Ermey - actor, TV show host
Don Everly - musician
Phil Everly - musician
Freddy Fender - Singer/Musician
Glenn Ford - actor
Christopher George - actor
Gene Hackman - actor
Sterling Hayden - actor
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch - football player
Gil Hodges - baseball player
John Donald "Don" Imus - talk radio host
Bill Janklow - Governor of South Dakota
Opha Mae Johnson - first Woman Marine
George Jones - country music star
Bob Keeshan - Captain Kangaroo
Harvey Keitel - actor
Brian Keith - actor
Raymond W. Kelly - Police Commissioner of N.Y.C.
Lee Marvin - actor
Ed McMahon - television personality
Sid McMath - Governor of Arkansas
Steve McQueen - actor
Ray Mercer - world boxing champion
Zell Miller - Governor of Georgia, U.S. Senator
Jim Mora - NFL head football coach
Ken Norton - world champion boxer
Hugh O'Brian - Actor
Bum Phillips - NFL head football coach
Lewis B. Puller. Jr. - author, Pulitzer-prize winner
Tyrone Power - actor
Robert Remus - 'Sgt. Slaughter' in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)
Buddy Rich - musician
Rob Riggle - Comedian
Charles S. "Chuck" Robb - Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senator
Pat Robertson - evangelist
Barney Ross - world champion boxer
George C. Scott - actor
Tom Seaver - baseball player
Shaggy - musician (rapper)
Leon Spinks - world boxing champion
Lee Trevino - PGA golfer
Gene Tunney - world boxing champion
Robert Wagner - actor
Mike Weaver - world boxing champion
James Webb - Secretary of the Navy
Adam West - television star (Batman)
Ted Williams - baseball player
Pete Wilson - Governor of California

The term "Commandant" did not come into use for over a quarter-century.
But, Samuel Nicholas is considered the first of the Commandant lineage.
This is a list of the 33 United States Marine Corps Commandants:

1   Samuel Nicholas 1775-1781
2   William W. Burrows 1798-1804
3   Franklin Wharton 1804-1818
4   Anthony Gale 1819-1820
5   Archibald Henderson 1820-1859
6   John Harris 1859-1864
7   Jacob Zeilin 1864-1876
8   Charles G. McCawley 1876-1891
9   Charles Heywood 1891-1903
10 George F. Elliott 1903-1910
11 William P. Biddle 1911-1914
12 George Barnett 1914-1920
13 John A. Lejeune 1920-1929
14 Wendell C. Neville 1929-1930
15 Ben H. Fuller 1930-1934
16 John H. Russell, Jr. 1934-1936
17 Thomas Holcomb 1936-1943
18 Alexander A. Vandegrift 1944-1947
19 Clifton B. Cates 1948-1951
20 Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. 1952-1955
21 Randolph M. Pate 1956-1959
22 David M. Shoup 1960-1963
23 Wallace M. Greene, Jr. 1964-1967
24 Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. 1968-1971
25 Robert E. Cushman, Jr. 1972-1975
26 Louis H. Wilson, Jr. 1975-1979
27 Robert H. Barrow 1979-1983
28 Paul X. "PX" Kelley 1983-1987
29 Alfred M. Gray, Jr. 1987-1991
30 Carl E. Mundy, Jr. 1991-1995
31 Charles C. Krulak 1995-1999
32 James L. Jones, Jr. 1999--2003
33 Michael W. Hagee 2003--


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