Lewis Puller enlisted in the United States Marine 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 Marine Corps history as one of the finest combat officers ever. Good night, Chesty Puller, wherever you are!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chesty Puller Artwork

Came across this bad-ass sketch the other day and thought I would post it. The artist's name is Kevin King, you can check out more of his stuff here -- http://www.kevinking.com. He also has a sketch of Marine Corps Legend, Sniper Carlos Hathcock .

Copies of this print can be purchased here -- Sgt Grit Only $6.95

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chesty Puller Loved Him Some Cake

Did General Puller love cake or what? You don't believe me? Check out these pictures.

 Exhibit A. 
General Puller with a big-ass cake

Exhibit B.
Chesty with another big-ass cake

Exhibit C.
What do you think Chesty was looking at when this picture was taken?


So there you have it. The man was a Bad-Ass Marine, but he had a serious cake addiction. I forgive him, we all have our little vices.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Chesty Puller In His Younger Days

Some photos of Lewis "Chesty" Puller as a young man.

Chesty Puller during his service in Nicarague. More info on the U.S. occupation of Nicaragua.

Chesty Puller as a Young Bad-Ass.

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