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Articles about legendary Marines from 1775 to today.

Accuracy Was His Middle NameJohn FloresLeatherneck July
The story of legendary Sniper Gunnery Sergeant Carlos Hathcock.
The Legacy of HOLLAND M. SMITHCpl Kyle DalyLeatherneck October
Gen Holland M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith was a true leader of Marines, including during his role in one of the bloodies battles of the Pacific campaign and his conflict with an Army commander.
Mitch Paige: Forgotten HeroTom BartlettLeatherneck October 1992Platoon Sergeant Paige gives a firsthand account of a large-scale Japanese attack on Guadalcanal in October 1942
John Archer Lejeune2ndLt Drew T. DziwulskiGazette
Why John A. Lejeune is the greatest Leatherneck of them all.
Smedley ButlerCapt Kevin M. Boyce & Vance OsterhoutGazette November 2015Gimlet Eye and the unjust Medal of Honor
The Marine Who Saved the Republic, or Did He?Dennis R. CarpenterLeatherneck
MajGen Smedley D. Butler, a hard-nosed hero in combat, may have made his most significant contribution to America during retirement.