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  • Rev John Joseph McKinney (1933 - 2014)
    John was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. serving his country for eight years. He was a retired coal miner and former minister of the Assembly of God Churches, where he worked for twenty eight year...
  • Russell Nelson Shaffer (1930 - 2002)
    U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired from AT&T after 33 years of service. Photo added by D. VanDevander Russell N. Shaffer BIRTH 21 Jul 1930 DEATH 1 Dec 2002 (aged 72) BURIAL Gwinnett Memorial Pa...
  • Col. Joseph Paul Sayers (1914 - 1988)
    Joseph P. Sayers was a Colonel in the US Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War. He served from 18 Jul 1936 until 30 Jun 1961. He was wounded in action during the Battle of Iwo JIma in Wor...
  • John David Haaland (1936 - 2005)
    Citations obituary for - J.D. "Dutch" Haaland, Major, USMC (retired) PUBLISHED ON: FRI MARCH 04, 2005 Albuquerque Journal Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 November 2018), memoria...
  • Ian David Long (1990 - 2018)
    Suicide by shooting himself after a killing rampage at a university town bar. Ian is the suspect of the Thousand Oaks shooting . He is accused of killing 12 at the Borderline Bar and Grill, a country...

This project is designed to include those who achieved fame or notoriety while in the Marine Corps or as a result of previous or subsequent endeavors, infamy, or successes. Several lists are provided (linked) below.

United States Marine Corps

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Marine_Corps

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. The Marine Corps is a component of the United States Department of the Navy, often working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics; however, the Marine Corps is a separate branch.

Captain Samuel Nicholas formed two battalions of Continental Marines on 10 November 1775, in Philadelphia as naval infantry. Since then, the mission of the Marine Corps has evolved with changing military doctrine and American foreign policy. The Marine Corps has served in every American armed conflict and attained prominence in the 20th century when its theories and practices of amphibious warfare proved prescient and ultimately formed the cornerstone of the Pacific campaign of World War II. By the mid-20th century, the Marine Corps had become the dominant theorist and practitioner of amphibious warfare. Its ability to rapidly respond on short notice to expeditionary crises gives it a strong role in the implementation and execution of American foreign policy.

In 2010, the United States Marine Corps had just under 203,000 active duty Marines and just under 40,000 reserve Marines. It is the smallest of the United States Armed Forces in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The United States Coast Guard is smaller, about one-fifth the size of the Marine Corps, but is part of Dept. of Homeland Security and does not normally operate under the DoD except during declared war. The Marine Corps is nonetheless larger than the armed forces of many significant military powers; it is larger than the active duty Israel Defense Forces and the active duty British Army, for example.

Commandant of the Marine Corps

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commandant_of_the_Marine_Corps

List of commandants

Thirty-five men have served as the Commandant of the Marine Corps, including the current Commandant James F. Amos. The first Commandant was Samuel Nicholas, who took office as a captain, though there was no office titled "Commandant" at the time, and the Second Continental Congress had authorized that the senior-most Marine could take a rank up to Colonel. The longest-serving was Archibald Henderson, sometimes referred to as the "Grand old man of the Marine Corps" due to his thirty-nine-year tenure. In the 236-year history of the United States Marine Corps, only one Commandant has ever been fired from the job: Anthony Gale, as a result of a court-martial in 1820.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commandant_of_the_Marine_Corps#List_of_commandants

List of historically notable United States Marines

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 is unrelated to service in uniform can be found at List of United States Marines.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_historically_notable_United_States_Marines

List of United States Marine Corps four-star generals

This is a complete list of four-star generals in the United States Marine Corps. The rank of general (or full general, or four-star general) is the highest rank in the Marine Corps. It ranks above lieutenant general (three-star general).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_four-star_generals

List of United States Marine Corps astronauts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marine_Corps_astronauts

List of United States Marines

The following is a list of people who served in the United States Marine Corps and have gained fame through previous or subsequent endeavors, infamy, or successes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Marines