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Alexander Vandegrift

Born: Mar 13, 1887

Death: May 8, 1973

Birthplace: Charlottesville

Nationality: United States

Alexander Vandegrift

Date of Birth : Mar 13, 1887
Date of Death : May 8, 1973
Birth Place : Charlottesville

General Alexander Archer Vandegrift, USMC was a General in the United States Marine Corps. He commanded the 1st Marine Division to victory in its first ground offensive of World War II, the Battle of Guadalcanal. For his actions during the Solomon Islands campaign, he received the Medal of Honor. Vandegrift later served as the 18th Commandant of the Marine Corps, and was the first U.S. Marine to hold the rank of four-star general while on active duty.

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  • Alexander Archer Vandegrift
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