On this day in 1898, Lewis Burwell Puller—known forever as Chesty—was born in West Point, on the Northern Neck. The most-decorated Marine in history, he earned five Navy Crosses, the U.S. Navy’s second-highest decoration, for fighting in Nicaragua, at Guadalcanal and in New Guinea during World War II (1939–1945), and at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War (1950–1953).
This Day (Toughest Marine Edition)
June 26th, 2012 by Brendan Wolfe · 2 Comments
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