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Lt. General John Archer LeJeune, 13th Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps [June 1920 to March 1929]

Lt. General LeJeune, the 13th Commandant of the U. S. Marine Corps, was born at Pointe Coupee on Old Hickory Creek Plantation on January 10, 1867 and died on November 20, 1942 in the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

His Great-Great-Grandfather, Michel LeJeune dit Le Gaspare, was born in Switzerland and was one of the earliest settlers at Fort-de-Chartres in the Illinois Region. In April 1740, Michel married Marie-Magdeleine Hennet [Enet] and the couple had eight children. The General's great-grandfather, also named Michel, was baptized July 7, 1744 at Kaskaskia, Illinois Region. He moved to Pointe Coupee and married Catherine Barra on July 7, 1770, and they had thirteen children. Michel was on the June 30, 1777 Militia List for Pointe Coupee.

See the link below for the Arlington National Cemetery website page for Lt. General LeJeune

Arlington National Cemetery Website Page for General LeJeune

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