John Archer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

John Archer was born in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana back in 1867.  He attended the preparatory program at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from 1881 to 1884.  He studied for the entrance exam for the U.S. Naval Academy.  He was accepted graduating in 1888 as a midshipman.  He ranked second in the class.

After the completion of a two-year cruise he wanted to join the Marine Corps.  He tried going to his senator eventually the Secretary of the Navy arranged his transfer to the Marines.  He saw action in WWII against the Axis powers of Nazi German and Japan.  By 1900, he was a captain and in 1903 was a major.  In 1918 he was promoted to major general, he saw action on the Western Front.  For his actions he received the Legion of Honor and the Croix de guerre from the French government.  He retired from the Marine Corps after thirty-nine years of service.  He died in 1942, he was 75.

What you may not know about Major General John is that his last name was Lejeune which of course is the name of the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina that was named in his honor during WWII.  He is regarded as the “greatest of all Leathernecks” and the Marine’s Marine.

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Comments (17)

Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

Good Morning, James,

He must have been one tough committed leader. I'm happy to know his story.

May 24, 2021 03:28 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The Marines have and will be a great fighting force.

Make yourself an awesome day.

May 24, 2021 04:00 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - now we know the person behind the name.

May 24, 2021 04:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... even though I live in North Carolina, home to Camp Lejeune, I had no idea about the history of the name... and now I do.

May 24, 2021 04:28 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /


Such a noticable point in your writings,  So many of these important individuals all fought for their Countries in wars at one time.  A new day, aa new week.  Make it a productive Monday.  Thanks again for the post.  Bill Salvatore 

May 24, 2021 05:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - while I have heard about Camp Legune over the years, I did not know this story.  Thank you for once again filling in some blanks.  

May 24, 2021 05:20 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

James Dray I will have to re-read this and maybe supliment it to figure out why he was so highly regarded. A lot of  top brass never got a bas named after them... so why John?

May 24, 2021 05:33 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

To be regarded as the greatest at anything is quite an honor and to have something named after you is quite an accomplishment indeed.

May 24, 2021 05:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. What an honor to have a base named after you. But the real honor is to be known as "the Marine's Marine"! Enjoy your day.

May 24, 2021 06:33 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

That is pretty awesome. What a great man and a great American. Wish we had more like him.

May 24, 2021 07:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have a great day and and an outstanding week.

May 24, 2021 07:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm familiar with camp Lejeune and now I know the back story. 

May 24, 2021 09:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello james and another great history lesson for us here in the Rain.  Hope you havea great day!


May 24, 2021 09:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I have known a lot of leather necks and I have a lot of respect for the Marines as a whole James Dray 

May 24, 2021 02:19 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there James. A man to be looked up to and admired indeed.

May 24, 2021 08:43 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I didn't know his last name till the reveal, but guessed right away the base was named after him.

May 24, 2021 09:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James,  not sure how I missed this post got to love those Marines, I have high respect for them even though when we are in peacetime we are competitors as an Army Airborne Ranger Infantry guy I respect the Marines.....Endre

May 28, 2021 05:04 PM