Al Gray, Marine — The Early Years, 1950-1967, Volume One

by Scott Laidig slaidig@gmail.com Dear family, friends, Marines, veterans, and colleagues, Many of you know that, for the past 5 or 6 years, much of my time has been devoted to writing a multi-volume biography of General Al Gray, the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps. It has been the honor of my lifetime to – > Read More

Marine General Al Gray

Al Gray enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1950. The closest recruiting office to his Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, home was in New York City, and the recruiting officer was then Major Louis Wilson. In 1976, the 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps, the same Louis Wilson, promoted Al Gray to Brigadier General; General Wilson – > Read More