The war hero Chesty Puller died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
United States Marine Corps commander who earned five Navy Crosses for his service in World War II and the Korean War.
His son, Lewis Burwell Puller, Jr., suffered serious injuries while serving as a Marine in Vietnam.
“In the Confederate Army, an officer was judged by stark courage alone, and this made it possible for the Confederacy to live four years.” (Chesty Puller)
“What the American people want to do is fight a war without getting hurt. You can’t do that any more than you can get into a barroom fight without getting hurt… Unless the American people are willing to send their sons out to fight an aggressor, there just isn’t going to be any United States.” (Chesty Puller)
“If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.” (Chesty Puller)
“In the Marine Corps, your buddy is not only your classmate or fellow officer, but he is also the Marine under your command. If you don’t prepare yourself to properly train him, lead him, and support him on the battlefield, then you’re going to let him down. That is unforgivable in the Marine Corps.” (Chesty Puller)
“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” (Chesty Puller)