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Articles from the Marine Corps Gazette and Leatherneck Magazine about Marines who have received the Medal of Honor.

Giants of the Corps: John MackieLarry JamesLeatherneckThe Legacy of John Mackie, the first Marine Medal of Honor recipient.
Giants of the Corps: SgtMaj John QuickHerb RichardsonLeatherneckThe story of Sgt John Quick and his heroic actions in Cuba.
Onto RichmondFrank H. RentfrowLeatherneck
How Cpl John Mackie became the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor.
The Death of “Manila John” BasiloneCharles “Check” TatumLeatherneck November 1988After receiving the Medal of Honor for his actions at Guadalcanal, Marine Corps legend GySgt John Basilone fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima.
The Life and Death of Manila JohnWilliam Douglas LansfordLeatherneck
GySgt John Basilone was a hero on Guadalcanal but not lofty speeches ever came from him to match his deeds.
Corporal Becomes First Marine Awarded Medal of Honor in the War on TerrorSSgt Scott DunnLeatherneck
December 2006
A corporal who died shielding fellow Marines from an exploding grenade deserves America’s highest military decoration.
Harvey C. “Barney” BarnumMsgt Clayton Barrow, Jr., USMC (Ret)Leatherneck June 2010His journey from Connecticut school boy to living Marine Corps legend.
The Bravest WarriorBing WestLeatherneck
Excerpt from the book, “The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan” about Medal of Honor Recipient Cpl Dakota Meyer.
Beyond the Medal of Honor A Genuinely Good MarineCW0-2 Michael D. Fay, USMC (Ret)Leatherneck August 2014Corporal Kyle Carpenter receives nation’s highest award.
Mitch Paige: Forgotten HeroTom BartlettLeatherneck October 2017Who was the Marine hero on Guadalcanal who nearly singlehandedly stopped a large-scale Japanese attack?
Operation Gunny: A Marine’s Dedication to Honor SgtMaj John L. CanleyJohn LigatoLeatherneck December
A personal account of one Marine’s dedicated efforts to ensure the heroism of SgtMaj John Canley was recognized.
The Fight for Edson’s RidgeMaj Allan C. Bevilacqua, USMC (Ret)Leatherneck
When intelligence reports surfaced that the Japanese had begun constructing an airfield on Guadalcanal, MajGen Alexander A. Vandegrift and the 1stMarDiv came ashore to seize the airfield that would be essential to the battle’s success.