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, June 8, 2010

Marine God Puller -- Pictures

More photos of General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, a Marine Corps Legend.

Puller in 1945 with a chest full of medals

Chesty at the 1st Marine Division Banquet

Puller at his command post during The Battle of Peleliu, September 1944

Puller and the 7th Marines senior staff

Chesty in 1930

Puller chats with General MacArthur in Korea 1950

Chesty handing a flag to General Clifton Cates 1950

Puller, his wife, and General Lem Shepherd

Many of these photos came from the book
Chesty -- The Story Of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC

I can't stress how good this book is. If you want to learn about Chesty, it is a MUST READ!

Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, USMC


Anonymous said...

Semper Fi Chesty!

General Puller was a stud!

Anonymous said...

To bad we don't have men of Chestys
caliber in charge of the military. Just a bunch of boot lickers who want the next promotion. If your going to war go with the idea you are going to win.
From a retired MARINE!

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