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!

Monday, October 4, 2010

General Lewis Puller Pictures

More pictures of one of the finest leaders in United States Marine Corps History, our man Chesty Puller.

Chesty Puller at Inchon 1950

Puller, General Holland "Howlin' Mad" Smith, and Wives 1953

Puller conducting a foot inspection in Korea

Young Marine Captain Puller

Lt. Colonel Puller during World War Two 1943

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

1 comment:

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quick, reliable, inexpensive, repeatable, largely unaffected by survey conditions such as wet or windy
weather, and is good at establishing whether there is severe corrosion. Limitations include a lack of what
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