The Reminiscences of a Marine

Written by Major General John A. Lejeune
Category: · History

John Archer Lejeune (1867 – “Although there have been many men who have left their mark on the United States Marine Corps, few have created such a lasting impression as John Archer Lejeune.”
Historical Studies

The Reminiscences of a Marine is the fascinating account of the life of one of the greatest Marines, John Archer Lejeune: naval cadet, Marine Corps lieutenant, WW1 Division Commander and Commandant of the Marine Corps. 1942) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Lejeune had nearly 40 years service in the Marine Corps including commanding the U.S. Army’s 2nd Division during World War I. His service with the Marine Corps after he retired was as the 5th Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute.

John Archer Lejeune (January 10, 1867 – 1942) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Lejeune had nearly 40 years service in the Marine Corps including commanding the U.S. Army’s 2nd Division during World War I. His service with the Marine Corps after he retired was as the 5th Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute.
Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was named in his honor during World War II. Lejeune is often referred to in the present day as being the “greatest of all Leathernecks” and the “Marine’s Marine.”

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