Chesty Puller

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"Happy birthday, Chesty....wherever you are...."

My bday is 11/8. My parents swore that had I been born two days later I would have been named Chesty. Like many Marines of his generation, my dad revered Puller.
 

Ooh-Rah

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Happy birthday, sir.

Wonderful statement, I’ve fact checked to attribute to you....

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Ocoka

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Lt Puller, Nicaragua

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Puller on Guadalcanal



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Puller, Korea

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Quick anecdote: My Corpsman in Vietnam, Doc Bill Donoghue, prior to deployment, worked as a corpsman at the old Philly Naval Hospital and was one of the caregivers of Puller's son, Louis Jr...who'd suffered horrific wounds from a 105 tripwire device. His stories of Junior's ordeal at the PNH were grim and sobering to say the least.
 
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