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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8 comments


  • Kelly Toller Cpl 67-71

    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

    SEE YOU AT THE TOP OF THE HILL LEATHERNECK…


  • Jim Gerwig, Cpl USMC 19692-1966

    Semper Fi !!!


  • Kip Francis 7th Comm Bn Radio Relay Plt 70-71

    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

    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.


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