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The following is a list of the essential 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 are unrelated to service in uniform can be found at List of notable U.S. Marines.

  • Vernice Armour — first female African-American combat pilot in United States military
  • Smedley Butler — awarded two Medals of Honor for two different acts of heroism;[4] outspoken critic of war profiteers, testified in Congress regarding a plot to overthrow the government
Alfred Cunningham
  • Dan Daly — awarded two Medals of Honor for two different acts of heroism[4]
  • Guy Gabaldon — captured (or persuaded to surrender) about 1,000 Japanese soldiers and numerous civilians during the Battle of Saipan (1944)
Archibald Henderson
  • Victor H. Krulak — was an unconventional thinker in the ultimate hierarchy who dreamed up new ways (especially the use of helicopters in combat) to bring force to bear on U.S. military opponents; force behind bringing Higgins boats to the USN[9]
  • John Ripley — highly decorated marine, only living person (at the time) to be memorialized in the Naval Academy's museum, first "all-marine" inducted into the Ranger hall of fame.

See also


  1. ^ "John Basilone Parade Website". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  2. ^ Dorr (2005), p.164-5.
  3. ^ "Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington — C.O. VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  4. ^ a b c "Double Recipients". Full List of MOH Recipients. Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Austell Cunningham, USMC". Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  6. ^ Allan R. Millett, "Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps", (New York, NY: The New Press, 1991).
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Marine Corps Board Knowledge". Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  9. ^ Miller, Steven (2009-01-03). "Military Innovator Who Sought New Approach to Battle in Vietnam". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  10. ^ Wise, James E.; and Anne Collier Rehill (1999). "Peter J. Ortiz". Stars in the Corps: Movie Actors in the United States Marines (2nd Edition ed.). Naval Institute Press. pp. 53–66. ISBN 9781557509499. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  11. ^ "USMC Knowledge". NROTC, Boston University. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 
  12. ^ "El Mundo"; "Fallece El Aguila - Fue Primer Boricua Manejo Avion en la Isla" (Spanish); by: Malen Rojas Daporte; October 20, 1954; Number 13,448


  • Dorr, Robert F. (2005). Marine Air - The History of the Flying Leathernecks in Words and Photos. Penguin Group. ISBN 0-42520-725-0. 


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