03

April

2014

Honor the Fallen: Gen. Carl E. Mundy Jr.

Courtesy Story


WASHINGTON -- A statement from the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps General James F. Amos:

With the passing of General Carl E. Mundy Jr., America has lost a valiant warrior, a dedicated public servant, and a good and decent man.  He served with honor and distinction through more than four decades of devotion to country and Corps.

Over the course of his 38-year active duty career, he rose to the grade of general and served as the 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps, from July 1, 1991 through June 30, 1995.  During his distinguished career, Gen Mundy commanded at all levels.  From 1966-67, Gen Mundy participated in combat operations in Vietnam as operations and executive officer of the 3rd Battalion, 26th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, and as an intelligence officer in Headquarters, III Marine Amphibious Force.

Following his retirement from active duty in 1995, Gen Mundy continued to support service members and their families as president and chief executive officer of the United Services Organization.  He also served as Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of the Marine Corps University Foundation.

All Marines mourn his passing but celebrate his lasting legacy of service and leadership.

Gen Mundy was a devoted husband and father who was preceded in his death by his wife, Linda, last summer.   Bonnie and I offer our deepest condolences to his family.

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