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Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (June 26, 1898 - October 11, 1971) was an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Puller is the most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only Marine to receive five Navy Crosses.
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (1898 – 1971) was a retired general officer of the USMC. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most, decorated combat Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of WW II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.
Described as the baddest Marine that ever lived... General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, having earned 5 Navy Crosses during his lifetime, he had a "never give up, kick the enemy in the ass" attitude... He is the other mascot of the Marines... OOH RAH!!!