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, February 14, 2011

Chesty Puller Pictures

More pictures of the Marines' Marine -- General Lewis Chesty Puller.

Chesty Puller as a young Marine

Lewis Puller aboard the USS Augusta

Chesty Puller being awarded one of his Navy Cross Medals from General OP Smith

Puller in Nicaragua 1931

General Puller at Parris Island 1956

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Eight Badass Veterans

Just read this great little article by Matt Ufford. He talks about eight badass veterans that the common folk probably don't know by name.

It is a must read. Bonus, it's funny also!

Read It Here
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