General Alexander Archer Vandegrift
General Vandegrift's second wife's great grandfather, John William Jennings, Jr. (1805-1886) and my great great grandfather, Powhatan Perrow Jennings (1812-1858) were brothers...yes, I wandered down another rat hole to find him!
My relationship to General Vandegrift
This historical marker, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, provides a summary of General Vandegrift's military career.
Historical marker in Charlottesville, Virginia
Medal of Honor Citation
General Vandergift receiving the Medal of Honor from President Franklin Roosevelt. His first wife is on the far right.
General Vandegrift and his two wives are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
General Vandegrift's grave