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This Week in Marine Corps History

This Week in Marine Corps History

46 years ago, the Corps lost a legend.

Chesty Puller was the most decorated Marine in the history of the Corps.

Thank you, Chesty — wherever you are.

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Kelly Toller Cpl 67-71 - June 6, 2020

Just reading the stories found this one. Brought back an old memory. Good night (Chesty where ever you are) was heard throughout Plt. 1008 MCRD June-August 1967. Semper Fi Marines

MICHAEL FELCH - June 6, 2020

SEE YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HILL LEATHERNECK…

Jim Gerwig, Cpl USMC 19692-1966 - June 6, 2020

Semper Fi !!!

Kip Francis 7th Comm Bn Radio Relay Plt 70-71 - June 6, 2020

49 years ago, in November of 1968, Chesty attended our graduation ceremony at Parris Island. He was in a wheelchair at the time and I swear you could actually hear necks snap to as we passed in review …..

Patricia Reynolds - June 6, 2020

My Dad was in B-1-7 on Guadalcanal under the command of Chesty Puller. He admired Chesty so much he maintained contact with him over the years. As a young girl in 1965, I had the honor of meeting this Southern gentlemen at the 1st Division Association convention in D. C. I have never forgotten that experience or the man. Dad remained in touch with Chesty until he left this earth to guard to the gates of heaven. Semper Fi, Chesty. You and Dad are united again.

James R. McMahon, GySgt of Marines (1949-1970) - June 6, 2020

When I was transferred, in October, 1953, from MCRDep, SDiego across the bay to the Naval Amphibious Base, Coronado, Chesty was CG, of Troop Training Unit (later to become Landing Force Training Unit). He, and the Admiral in command of COMPHIBPAC, were forever holding “surprise” inspections of each other’s offices. At this time, Chesty was a 2 star General’ from bird Colonel in Korea to 1953, you can see the Marine Corps had no idea what to do about him, even then. He truly was one of a kind. Again, goodnight, Chesty, wherever you are!

James Allen - June 6, 2020

The Few The Proud

CHARLES MICHALSKI - June 6, 2020

Semper Fi Chesty where ever you are.When i was in boot camp in 1962 we would say good night to him before we hit the rack.

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