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.

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.

"Some of the "brothers" from the 9th Infantry Division." ~ Vietnam War

"Some of the "brothers" from the 9th Infantry Division." ~ Vietnam War

Easy Company in Holland, 18 September 1944. (Carwood Lipton in center facing away.)

Easy Company in Holland, 18 September 1944. (Carwood Lipton in center facing away.)

Easy Company were the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US 101st Airborne Division during World War II,

The real Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US 101st Airborne Division

Easy Company were the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US 101st Airborne Division during World War II,

Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, leader of the 2nd Platoon of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, died on February 26, 2012 at the age of 90.

Lynn D. “Buck” Compton, leader of the 2nd Platoon of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, died on February 26, 2012 at the age of 90.

This photo was made at the beginning of 1943, just as Easy Co. 506th members were graduating from jump school. They still wear the GHQ Reserve SSI. Left to right: Johnny Martin, Angelo Dukelis, Albert Blithe, Bill Guarnere, unk., and Burton Pat Christenson-photo courtesy of the Christenson family

This photo was made at the beginning of 1943, just as Easy Co. 506th members were graduating from jump school. They still wear the GHQ Reserve SSI. Left to right: Johnny Martin, Angelo Dukelis, Albert Blithe, Bill Guarnere, unk., and Burton Pat Christenson-photo courtesy of the Christenson family

Members of Easy Company, 3rd platoon, standing on a road leading to Carentan in Normandy

The real Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, US 101st Airborne Division

Members of Easy Company, 3rd platoon, standing on a road leading to Carentan in Normandy

10 WWII Heroes: Richard Winters ~ Easy Company / Band of Brothers

10 WWII Heroes: Richard Winters 8/10

10 WWII Heroes: Richard Winters ~ Easy Company / Band of Brothers

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