Marcel Guilleminot was born at Tours on September 10, 1925.
In 1944, while France was under occupation, at eighteen, he joined the Indre and Loire maquis. Appointed chief sergeant in the FFI, he, alongside his unit participated in the Liberation battles. Having entered Paris, he accomplished the époque-marking mission of capturing the Eiffel Tower.
In 1945, he entered the Saint-Cyr Officers academy, and, upon graduation in 1946, he left for Indochina. Sent to Tonkin, he trained native parachute partisans till 1949. Upon returning to Indochina after six months in Metropolitan France, he was sent to the 3rd BCCP. During an operation at Lao Kay, he, on February 21, 1950, received a serious wound in the face, and was consequently flown home for medical attention. From 1952 to 1954, Captain Guilleminot was in Indochina for the third trip, precisely at the headquarters of airborne troops.
After the end of the Indochina war, he was sent to Algeria. He took over the command of a company of the 6th RPIMa. He stayed there till 1961.
From 1962 to 1971, in Madagascar, he assumed the duties of the unit leader of the 8th BPIMa, which subsequently became the 8th RPIMa in 1969.
On October 10, 1973, Colonel Guilleminot went on retirement.
War casualty, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Commander of the National Order of Merit, having received twelve commendations, Colonel Marcel GUILLEMINOT is holder of the Second World War cross, the Resistance medal, the Overseas Operations cross, the military valour cross and several other decorations.