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LeJeune's Legacy

On November 10, 2005, the United States Postal Service issued the Distinguished Marines stamps in which Lejeune was honored.

On November 10, 2000, a life-sized bronze statue of Lejeune was unveiled on the grounds of the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse in New Roads, Louisiana. Patrick F. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Taylor Energy Company, along with the retired Marine Corps Major General Ronald G. Richard (former commanding general of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune) were in attendance.

Statues of Lejeune also stand outside the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia, in the center of the traffic circle aboard MCB Camp Lejeune NC, outside of Lejeune Hall at the United States Naval Academy and the Louisiana War Memorial in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana next to the destroyer USS Kidd.

Lejeune, legendary among Marines and often referred to as "the greatest of all Leathernecks", served in the Marine Corps for over 40 years. In his honor, the following bear his name:

  • Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • USS Lejeune (AP-74), Navy transport ship
  • Lejeune Hall, Quantico, Virginia
  • Lejeune Hall, Louisiana State University
  • Lejeune Hall, United States Naval Academy
  • Lejeune Hall, Virginia Military Institute
  • Lejeune High School, Jacksonville, North Carolina
  • John A. Lejuene Lodge No. 350 A.F.&A.M. Quantico, Virginia

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