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Alfred M. Gray Jr.
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Born June 22, 1928 (1928-06-22) (age 93)
Rahway, New Jersey, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1950–1991
Rank US Marine 10 shoulderboard.svg General
Commands held 1st Radio Battalion
1st Battalion 2nd Marines
2nd Marine Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
33d Marine Amphibious Unit
2nd Marine Division
II Marine Expeditionary Force
Marine Forces Atlantic
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Battles/wars Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star
Purple Heart

Alfred M. Gray Jr. (born June 22, 1928) is a retired United States Marine Corps general. He served as the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps from 1987 to 1991. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after 41 years of service.

General Gray was promoted to general and became Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 1, 1987. His appointment as Commandant of the Marine Corps was recommended by Jim Webb, then Secretary of the Navy.

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