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Alexander A. Vandegrift

Alexander A. VandegriftAKA Alexander Archer Vandegrift

Born: 13-Mar-1887
Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA
Died: 8-May-1973
Location of death: Bethesda, MD
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 18th USMC Commandant, 1944-48

Military service: USMC (1909-49)

From August to December 1942, Major General Alexander Vandegrift led the First Marine Division in the first major offensive against the Japanese, on Guadalcanal. He later received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his demonstrated "tenacity, courage and resourcefulness."

Wife: Mildred Strode Vandegrift
Son: Alexander Archer Vandegrift (b. 27-May-1911, dec. 1969)
Wife: Kathryn Henson Vandegrift

    University: University of Virginia

    US Marine Corps Commandant (1944-48)
    Alfalfa Club 1945
    Distinguished Service Medal
    Congressional Medal of Honor
    Navy Cross
    Officer of the British Empire


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