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  • Rick Knabenshue

    His name was Lewis Burwell Puller, and he came from West Point, Virginia... When he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1917, he was just Serial No.135517. From that modest beginning, the young man rose through the ranks to later become Lieutenant General Puller. But in the annals of military valor, he is known as "Chesty" Puller, not only for his bull chest but also for his absolute fearlessness and devotion to duty. "Chesty" Puller came to the Marine Corps out of Virginia Military Institute, the college where General Stonewall Jackson taught before the Civil War. The school itself had a history of wartime valor. VMI cadets fought as a unit in Jackson's Army, the only time in American history when a student body was committed to a pitched battle. Cadet Puller may have been inspired by their heroism. Or perhaps it was the example of a cadet four years ahead of Puller - Lemuel C. Shepherd. In either case, with World War I raging in Europe, Puller left VMI at the end of his freshman year to enlist in the Marines, saying simply, "I want to go where the guns are!"

  • Julia Hall

    Chesty Puller (June 26, 1898-October 11, 1971). Lt. General Lewis "Chesty" Puller was one of the most (if not the most) decorated combat marines in Marine Corps history. He was the only marine to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses. He participated in some of the bloodiest battles in World War II and the Korean War.

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