Chesty Puller: The Marine Bulldog Warrior

He had 2 wars under his belt when WW2 started

If there is a man who is literally the face of the United States Marine Corps it is ‘Chesty” Puller. He remains the most decorated Marine in US history with 5 Navy Crosses and 1 Distinguished Service Cross, and is second behind Eddie Rickenbacker as the most decorated military officer for valor. His brother was killed in the South Pacific while he was on Guam by a sniper. Chesty was an expert at organizing and directing from the front lines and was often exposed to enemy fire at the front lines. After 37 years in the Corps, he retired in 1955. Currently he exists as a permanent icon and figure for the United States Marine Corps (even their bulldog mascot is called Chesty). His nickname came from the way he walked with his chest sticking out. He was confused by the nickname, but it stuck. Valor leads from the front.

Valor is in you. Set it free.

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