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Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr.

Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr.

Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr., 78, retired 30th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from July 1, 1991 until his retirement on June 30, 1995, died April 2, 2014. From 1996 to 2000 he served as President and CEO of the USO. Gen. Mundy is the Chairman of the Marine Corps University Foundation. He also served on a number of corporate boards.


Gene Overstreet served Gen. Mundy as the 12th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps during his term as Commandant.  Sergeant major Overstreet said “he was one of the finest men I ever knew.”


Gen. Mundy was born on July 16, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama. At age 18, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve and enrolled in the PLC program in December 1953 while attending college serving in the 38th Special Infantry Company, Montgomery, Alabama and rising to the grade of Sergeant.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1957, following graduation from Auburn University.  His later military education included the Command and General Staff College and the Naval War College.


General Mundy’s decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Valor device, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation Medal with a star & Valor device, Combat Action Ribbon, and many others.


General Mundy’s two sons followed him into the Marine Corps. His oldest son, Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy lll currently serves as commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade in California, while Col. Timothy S. Mundy serves as chief of staff for Combat Development and Integration at Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, VA. He is also survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Gunter. Private Memorial services will be held at the Iwo Jima Memorial. He will be buried with his wife Linda Sloan Mundy in the family plot in Waynesville, NC.




Guestbook Entries

Date: Oct 7, 2014
Name: Maj. T.M. Hook
Entry: Semper-Fi Sir

Date: Aug 14, 2014
Name: C Johnson
Entry: May family and friends find comfort during this most sad and difficult time. The God of Comfort (Ps. 83:18) gives us wonderful promises at Is.25:8 & Rev. 21:3,4. Warmest regards.

Date: Aug 5, 2014
Name: Rose
Entry: My sincere condolences to your family. May Jehovah the God of comfort give you peace at this most difficult time. And the promise of a resurrection hope found at John 5:28,29 bring you joy.You're invited to learn more about God's promise of a life free from sickness & death.Please visit for more information

Date: Aug 5, 2014
Name: Bridgette Austin
Entry: God bless the family that the General has left behind. I worked with the junior General while the Senior sold me a Christmas tree a couple years ago. I thought he was one of the strongest looking most handsome soldier that I've ever seen in my life. Yet, didn't realize why he looked so familiar as I later found out he was my boss' father. May the strenght of God continue to shine on this family.

Date: Aug 3, 2014
Name: Michael Debruhl Blankenship
Entry: I am researching local history and was very surprised to find General Mundy's and his wife's memorial stone at Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesville today. I think every marine knows of his place in Marine Corps history. Rest in Peace and Semper Fidelis. USMC 1967-74 I Corps RVN.

Date: Jun 17, 2014
Name: Dr. Noel Gibeson
Entry: God Bless a fine man who always did the right thing and spoke his mind. He was an inspirational, charismatic leader. Always friendly and helpful, he was one of the Corps best! My condolences to his family. SF/ Dr. Noel Gibeson

Date: May 23, 2014
Name: David D. Newman
Entry: I served in the Marine Corps when General Mundy was the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He will be mist by all Marines. David

Date: May 20, 2014
Name: Col J.E.Goodrich, USMC (ret)
Entry: To The Mundy Family: I knew Gen & Linda Mundy very well.. I was honored to serve with the General & Linda while in Norfolk, Va. General Mundy served as an OUTSTANDING example for all of us to follow, as a husband, father, grandfather, friend & Marine. He & Linda will always be remembered for their devotion to their family, their God, their Country And Our Corps. Rest in peace. Very respectfully, Jerry Goodrich, Col, USMC (ret)....

Date: Apr 24, 2014
Name: LtCol Tom Hayden, USMC (Ret)
Entry: Gen Mundy was a man or vision and real leadership. Always a pleasure to brief him at PP&O. Semper Fi,

Date: Apr 21, 2014
Name: Ben and Annie Whitner - Waynesville NC
Entry: We are honored to be from the same county as General Mundy. Our prayers go up for his family and friends - he was obviously deeply loved. Please accept our gratitude to him and his fellow soldiers for what they've done and continue doing to protect our nation. May God's love surround you all warmly.

Date: Apr 14, 2014
Name: O. J. Lennon
Entry: Received a congratulatory letter from the General upon retirement from a civilian employer. Years later met the General in Alaska when he approached me and another Marine from long ago after seeing an item of Marine gear worm by the person I had just met. The General was the kind of person who took interest in other Marines which speaks loud and clear of the person he was. When he introduced himself as a retired Marine he just said, my name is Mundy. I knew right away who he was and thanked him for the nice letter I received 12 years earlier, and told him it was nice to meet him after all these years. Saw the General and Mrs Mundy several times over the next week in Alaska two lovely people. O.J. Lennon USMC 1960-1966.

Date: Apr 12, 2014
Name: Susan Bahary
Entry: Dear Mundy family: It was a great honor and pleasure to have known General Mundy from the unveiling of the War Dog Monument on Guam 20 years ago until the time of the recent installation of the war dog monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. He was always so supportive and caring toward the war dog handlers and their dogs and very kind and supportive of my work as the sculptor as well. I will always cherish the fond memories I have of working with him. May God bless General Mundy and your family.

Date: Apr 12, 2014
Name: George W. Peck III
Entry: General Mundy awarded me with my good conduct medal while I was with the 4th MAB. He was a good man and an outstanding Marine! Semper Fi George W. Peck III

Date: Apr 11, 2014
Name: Bill Houtchens
Entry: Served with Gen. Carl E. Mundy Jr. in 1972 and 1973. He was most honest and sincere men I have ever met it was because of him I stayed in the Corps. His family will be in our prayers and he will always be in my memories.

Date: Apr 10, 2014
Name: Carlos Hernandez
Entry: Please accept my sincere condolences. May God give peace to the family to accept General Carl E. Mundy, Jr. Lost. Thank you for your outstanding service.

Date: Apr 9, 2014
Name: Brent SR & Joyce Jeffers
Entry: Our sincere condolences to the Mundy family! May you rest in peace and thank you for your service. Brent Sr. & Joyce Jeffers

Date: Apr 8, 2014
Name: Bud & Teresa Fuller
Entry: Our deepest condolences to the Mundy family. May the Lord ease your sorrow. Rest in peace General and thank you for your service Sir. Semper Fi

Date: Apr 8, 2014
Name: Bud & Teresa Fuller
Entry: Our deepest condolences to the Mundy family. May the Lord ease your sorrow. Rest in peace General and thank you for your service Sir. Semper Fi

Date: Apr 8, 2014
Name: Don and Anne Kellerman
Entry: Our condolences to the Mundy family. Your father was a true patriot and cared deeply about the Marine Corps and about protecting the United States. He was also a role model on how to be a caring and loving father. We know he was very proud of his children, Eliazabeth, Sam and Tim and his grandchildren. General Mundy now rests peacefully with his dear wife, Linda in a better place. He will be missed by many.

Date: Apr 8, 2014
Name: Jerry Shaffer
Entry: A true Marine and leader of Marines. He will be greatly missed. Semper Fi General Mundy!

Date: Apr 7, 2014
Name: Craig L. Mayer, Lt. Col. USMC (ret)
Entry: I had the distinct pleasure of serving with and working directly for General Mundy in 1988 when he was the Marine Corp's Operations Director. His leadership and fine example will be long remembered and enshrined in the history of our Corps. To his family and friends please accept my sincere condolences. Semper Fidelis

Date: Apr 7, 2014
Name: Gen & Mrs. Spider Nyland USMC (Ret)
Entry: God Bless you and Linda General Mundy. Thank you for your example, leadership and friendship. Semper Fidelis, Spider & Brenda

Date: Apr 7, 2014
Name: MSgt Stephen G. Hill, USMC (ret)
Entry: God Speed, General. My better half in Corporate Controller for Celgene Corps. They manufacture Cancer treatment drugs. Yesterday they were sponsors of a 5K in Phx, AZ..Although I was not a registered participant I att3ended and did the 5K for "MY" Commandant. I pray that we will find the once and for all cure for this dreaded disease. Thank you for your Service to Corps and Country...

Date: Apr 7, 2014
Name: Cheryl Peter
Entry: God Bless & Thank You Gen Carl Mundy

Date: Apr 7, 2014
Name: Richard Hartman
Entry: RIP

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: SgtMaj Robert W Holub USMC (ret)
Entry: The General had a great sense of humor. Once he visited the 5th Marine Regt with SgtMaj Overstreet and a young Marine asked him a question we had not been prepared for. Then General took it all in stride and years later while checking into a flight at Ronald Reagan Airport I heard a voice behind me asking about "Airman Muscleman" as I turned there was the General with a large smile on his face. He was a gentlemen warrior in every sense of the word. I was honored to serve in the Corps with him as our Commandant. God bless him. Very Respectfully SgtMaj Robert W. Holub USMC (ret)

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: Patrick Brent
Entry: From Hawaii Respected and liked him a great deal. One of the best speaker the Corps ever had. P T Brent

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: Ed Bandas
Entry: To the Mundy Family: Like many other Marines, I served under the leadership of General Mundy. I was commissioned when he was Commandant and I still have great pride in his leadership and service. Semper Fidelis.

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: Gene Overstreet
Entry: The Marines and the Nation mourns the loss of an OUSTANDING Marine and a Great American, General Carl Mundy 30th Commandant of the Marine Corps Literally the fabric of America. If America had more leaders like him, the country wouldn't be in the mess we're in today. Jeanne and I send our Sincere Condolences to the family, to the Corps and to the Nation. Long Lived the Corps and Success to the Marines V/R Gene & Jeanne Overstreet Semper Fi

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: Crystal & Jason Jardine
Entry: May our Lord bless and comfort the family of Gen. Carl Mundy during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences. Thank You for Your Service.

Date: Apr 6, 2014
Name: Jim & Kim Rudolph
Entry: In my career I have the good fortune of working with many retired Marines. One is General Mundy's Sergeant Major, Gene Overstreet. He has shared stories relating to his character and leadership that have moved us greatly. May God bless the Mundy children and family during this great loss. Jim & Kim Rudolph Clearwater, FL

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