Portrait of General John A. Lejeune.
General John Archer Lejeune (1867-1942) was the 13th Commandant of the U.S. Marines, from 1920-1929. He served in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, the Mexican Revolution, the Battle of Veracruz, and World War I. He served in the Marines from 1890 to 1929, and after his retirement from the Marines he was the Superintendent of Virginia Military Institute until 1937. Among the many medals he was awarded for his service was the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal of the Army, the Croix de Guerre, and the Legion of Honor. He was known as the "Greatest of all Leathernecks" and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, is named in his honor.
Lejeune, John Archer 1867-1942; Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Marines--United States
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