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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Feb 2019 5:34 p.m. PST

Who is your favorite historical figure who attained fame at the rank of colonel?

pmwalt02 Feb 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

Chesty Puller -- Lt Col during WWII, full bird during Korean War … genuine hero

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 5:58 p.m. PST

Colonel Deering comes to mind first:



Then, of course, there's Col. Sanders…….

KeithRK02 Feb 2019 6:31 p.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Feb 2019 6:36 p.m. PST

Historical! grin

jhancock02 Feb 2019 6:38 p.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:50 p.m. PST

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlin

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 6:51 p.m. PST

Colonel Sanders is a very famous, historical figure, with many, many fans around the world.

My guess is he is one of the most famous colonels in history:



fredavner Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 8:26 p.m. PST

Teddy Roosevelt

Private Matter02 Feb 2019 8:31 p.m. PST

Richard Geoffery Pine-Coffin. A distinguished officer with an almost inspiring name for leading troops into combat.

JimDuncanUK02 Feb 2019 8:53 p.m. PST

Mad Mitch of the Argylls.

slugbalancer03 Feb 2019 1:03 a.m. PST

Frederick Gustavus Burnaby

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 2:34 a.m. PST

Teddy Roosevelt
George Custer

T Labienus03 Feb 2019 4:16 a.m. PST

Diego Garcia Paredes

mjkerner03 Feb 2019 5:38 a.m. PST

John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

Lieutenant Colonel James "Jimmy" Doolittle, well almost a colonel.

Rakkasan Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 6:28 a.m. PST

Doolittle's promotion history is unusual. He was never actually a colonel. He was promoted from lieutenant colonel to brigadier general following the Tokyo Raid.

Legion 403 Feb 2019 7:21 a.m. PST

A very well deserved promotion, even if it skipped a rank.

wrgmr103 Feb 2019 8:18 a.m. PST

Stanley Christopherson, started as a second lieutenant at the beginning of war. Eventually became colonel of his regiment the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. One of the most experienced armoured regiments in the British army.

redmist112203 Feb 2019 8:31 a.m. PST

John Wayne: Col. John Marlowe of the movie, "The Horse Soldiers".


Lascaris03 Feb 2019 8:49 a.m. PST

Lt. Col. Hal Moore at Ia Drang. Great display of leadership in a difficult situation.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2019 9:35 a.m. PST

Colonel James Stewart, US Army Air Corps, WWII. Eventually promoted to Lt. Brig. General, but that was after the war.

Corporal Fagen03 Feb 2019 11:09 a.m. PST

Robert Shaw

Field Marshal03 Feb 2019 11:41 p.m. PST

Lt Colonel Emile Driant….fiesty little light infantry Colonel whose men held up the German advance at Verdun. I have been to his gravesite at Verdun.

Rotundo04 Feb 2019 7:40 a.m. PST

William O. Darby

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

Davy Crockett

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 10:13 p.m. PST

Our very own Colonel Campbell of course.
Buck Surdu is also a Colonel
others?… (other than me)

Fame after all is relative, and here on TMP he and several other Colonels seem good sorts.

USAFpilot06 Feb 2019 1:46 p.m. PST

Col. Mustard or not

von Schwartz06 Feb 2019 5:43 p.m. PST

Sanders, Colonel Sanders, NOT Bernie!

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 9:06 a.m. PST

Colonel Klink
Colonel Hogan

von Schwartz19 Apr 2019 5:57 p.m. PST

2 for Rallynow

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 6:45 p.m. PST

Robert Gould Shaw.

George Washington.

Theodore Roosevelt.

Buzz Aldrin.

John Glenn.

Martha McSally.

+1 Colonel Sanders, he is an actual Colonel of Kentucky and well deserved the honour.

JimSelzer06 Jun 2019 6:59 p.m. PST

Lt. Col. Hal Moore and James Doolittle

Legion 407 Jun 2019 5:35 a.m. PST

Too many to choose from …

von Schwartz07 Jun 2019 5:59 p.m. PST

I still say Col. Sanders

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