Happy Birthday Chesty Puller

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  1. DevilDog

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    Greatest Marine and General ever. If it is good for Chesty Puller, it is good enough for me.
     
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  2. Wishful

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    “Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "real Marines. ”
    – Major General Chesty Puller Quotes, USMC – while on a Battalion inspection.
     
  3. puzzler

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    Read his late son's autobiography if you haven't already done so.
     
  4. Wishful

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    Just ordered it.
     
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    "Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Burwell Puller, colorful veteran of the Korean fighting, four World War II campaigns and expeditionary service in China, Nicaragua and Haiti, was one of the most decorated Marines in the Corps, and the only Leatherneck ever to win the Navy Cross five times for heroism and gallantry in action. Promoted to his final rank and placed on the temporary disability retired list 1 November 1955, he died on 11 October 1971 in Hampton, Virginia after a long illness."
    http://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/Pages/Who's Who/P-R/puller_lb.aspx

    In Feb 2015, the Navy christened a ship in his honor.
    http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2015/02/09/navy-christens-lewis-puller-ship/23135007/
     

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