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, October 30, 2010

General "Chesty" Puller Open House

The former home of Lieutenant General Lewis
B. "Chesty" Puller will be open to the public
on November 10, 2010 from noon to 5:00 pm.
Help us to honor the memory of General
Puller, those who have served this Country
and the active military who continue to
protect us.

The Marine Corps Detachment at Fort Lee, VA
will run the 17th Annual Lewis B. Puller
Memorial Relay on November 10th.
The runners are scheduled to pass by General
Puller's home at approximately 1330 (1:30
pm) as they head towards his grave site
located at Christchurch onRt. 33 outside of
Saluda, Virginia.

Each year, the Marines hold a wreath-laying
ceremony at his grave site. A prayer is given
by the commanding officer, everyone signs
the Marines' Hymn and a toast is given to
General Puller. Upon completion of the
ceremony, the Marines are invited to view
General Puller's home in Saluda.

Please join the Marines at General Puller's
house for this special event.

For more information please call
Sharon Sharp at (804) 577-3075

November 10, 2010
Noon to 5:00
Open to the Public
732 Gloucester Road
Saluda, Virginia

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