Lewis Chesty Puller enlisted in the Corps in 1918 at the age of twenty. That day he and the Corps formed a bond that would forever link them together in history. "Chesty" received his nickname for his barrel chest, but he became a legend in his own time while serving valiantly in Haiti, Nicaragua, the Pacific during WW2, and Korea. His record of earning five Navy Crosses for valor has never been matched, nor has his place in Corps history as one of the finest combat officers ever. Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!
February 14th, 2011
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