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, August 3, 2010

HBO's The Pacific -- Actors and The Real Guys

If you're like me you loved HBO's The Pacific, so I thought today we could compare the real-life heroes the characters were based on and the actors who portrayed them during the series.

Robert Leckie and the actor who plays him in The Pacific, James Badge Dale

Eugene Sledge author of With The Old Breed and actor Joe Mazzello

Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone and actor Jon Seda

Actor William Sadler and Marine Hero Lewis "Chesty" Puller

Actress Annie Parisse and Marine Lena Riggi Basilone

Outstanding actor Rami Malek and the unforgettable Merriell "Snafu" Shelton

Ashton Holmes and Sidney Phillips

Actor Scott Gibson and Capt. Andrew "Ack Ack" Haldane

Lew "Chuckler" Juergens played by actor Josh Helman

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pacific was cool, I love hbo!

mldancesite said...

Great site. The Pacific was awesome. Thanks for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

Just respect for this soldiers.
They are heroes

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