USMC Lt. General Holland “Howlin’ Mad” Smith
- – Father of modern amphibious warfare
- – Assistant commandant of the Marine Corps (1939)
- – Served with the 1st Marine Brigade, 1st Marine Div, V Amphibious Corps
- – Commanding general, Fleet Marine Force (1944)
- – Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, Croix de Guerre
USMC Lt. Gen. Holland Smith was known by his fellow Marines as “Howlin’ Mad” due to his infamous short temper. He was one of the military innovators of WWII, which earned him another moniker—the Father of Modern Amphibious Warfare. The tactics he developed helped the Allies win the War of the Pacific.