The Marine Corps has a proud history of elite soldiers who have performed some of the most daring and impressive military operations in history. These brave men are known as Marine Heroes. They are highly trained and skilled in special operations and have often undertaken dangerous missions that few others would be willing to attempt.

Here are nine of the most respected Marine Corps Heroes in history:

General James Mattis

General James Mattis
(Source: The U.S. National Archives/Archive)

General James Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps general who served as the Commander of United States Central Command from 2010 to 2013. He is widely respected for his knowledge and experience in military matters and is considered one of the most influential military leaders of our time.

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North
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Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North is a retired United States Marine Corps officer who served as a National Security Council staff member during the Reagan administration. He played a key role in the Iran-Contra Affair and remains a controversial figure to this day.