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Young Vandegrift, circa 1914-16US Marine Corps officers Pedro del Valle, Thomas Holcomb, and Alexander Vandegrift inspecting 11th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States, 1942
Young Vandegrift, circa 1914-16US Marine Corps officers Pedro del Valle, Thomas Holcomb, and Alexander Vandegrift inspecting 11th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States, 1942
Richmond Turner and Alexander Vandegrift aboard USS McCawley looking at maps of the Tulagi-Guadalcanal operation in the Solomon Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1942Vandegrift at a field desk on Guadalcanal, circa Aug-Dec 1942
Richmond Turner and Alexander Vandegrift aboard USS McCawley looking at maps of the Tulagi-Guadalcanal operation in the Solomon Islands, circa Jul-Aug 1942Vandegrift at a field desk on Guadalcanal, circa Aug-Dec 1942
US 1st Marine Division staff at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942Admiral Chester Nimitz awarding Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson a gold star to his Navy Cross medal, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 30 Sep 1942
US 1st Marine Division staff at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942Admiral Chester Nimitz awarding Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson a gold star to his Navy Cross medal, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 30 Sep 1942
Generals Thomas Holcomb and Alexander Vandegrift on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942LGen Thomas Holcomb (left front), Col Merritt Edson (right rear), and MGen Alexander Vandegrift touring Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Nov 1942
Generals Thomas Holcomb and Alexander Vandegrift on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1942LGen Thomas Holcomb (left front), Col Merritt Edson (right rear), and MGen Alexander Vandegrift touring Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Nov 1942
USMC Colonel Amor Sims and USMC General Alexander Vandegrift reviewing US 7th Marines Regiment, 1943Vandegrift and Halsey at Noumea, New Caledonia, Jan 1943
USMC Colonel Amor Sims and USMC General Alexander Vandegrift reviewing US 7th Marines Regiment, 1943Vandegrift and Halsey at Noumea, New Caledonia, Jan 1943
MGen A. Vandegrift, Col M Edson, 2Lt M. Paige, and Plt. Sgt. J. Basilone at US 1st Marine Division Medal of Honor ceremony, Balcombe, Australia, 21 May 1943, photo 1 of 2MGen A. Vandegrift, Col M Edson, 2Lt M. Paige, and Plt. Sgt. J. Basilone at US 1st Marine Division Medal of Honor ceremony, Balcombe, Australia, 21 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
MGen A. Vandegrift, Col M Edson, 2Lt M. Paige, and Plt. Sgt. J. Basilone at US 1st Marine Division Medal of Honor ceremony, Balcombe, Australia, 21 May 1943, photo 1 of 2MGen A. Vandegrift, Col M Edson, 2Lt M. Paige, and Plt. Sgt. J. Basilone at US 1st Marine Division Medal of Honor ceremony, Balcombe, Australia, 21 May 1943, photo 2 of 2
Leo Hermle, Alexander Vandegrift, and Julian Smith looking at a Newsmap, New Zealand, 21 Sep 1943Franklin Roosevelt with USMC pilot Kenneth Walsh at the White House, Washington DC, United States, 8 Feb 1944; note Adm Ernest King, LtGen Alexander Vandegrift, Asst Secretary of Navy Ralph Bard, and Mrs Walsh
Leo Hermle, Alexander Vandegrift, and Julian Smith looking at a Newsmap, New Zealand, 21 Sep 1943Franklin Roosevelt with USMC pilot Kenneth Walsh at the White House, Washington DC, United States, 8 Feb 1944; note Adm Ernest King, LtGen Alexander Vandegrift, Asst Secretary of Navy Ralph Bard, and Mrs Walsh
Geiger, Spruance, H. Smith, Nimitz, and Vandegrift at Guam, 11 Aug 1944Vandegrift portrait, 12 Feb 1945
Geiger, Spruance, H. Smith, Nimitz, and Vandegrift at Guam, 11 Aug 1944Vandegrift portrait, 12 Feb 1945
Alexander Vandegrift and Lewis Puller, circa 1946Nimitz, Eisenhower, Arnold, Vandegrift at Harvard University, 1946
Alexander Vandegrift and Lewis Puller, circa 1946Nimitz, Eisenhower, Arnold, Vandegrift at Harvard University, 1946
Vandegrift portrait, circa 1945-47
Vandegrift portrait, circa 1945-47
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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944