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!


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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