Lieutenant General

Lieutenant General - Lieutenant General Lewis...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller USMC Zach Asbury Sct. 002 28 February 2008
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller is among the most remembered and honored Marines in United States Marine Corps (USMC) history. With 52 separate decorations, Lt. General Puller proved gallantry, bravery, and courage throughout it years of service. Included in his decorations are five Navy Crosses, the Navy’s second highest decoration, and a Distinguished Service Cross, the Army’s second highest decoration. Although the USMC was long in existence before Lt. General Puller, he greatly influenced the development of the Marine Corps today through his fierce fighting, self-sacrifice, and love of the Marine Corps. Born in West Point, West Virginia, on 26 June 1898, grew up hunting, fishing, and many other activities in the woods according to Alvin Rivera, USMC. His family had quite a military history. According to leathernecks.com, his second cousin was General George S. Patton, United States Army, and his grandfather fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. When Lt. General Puller graduated High School, he enrolled in the Virginia Military Institute in 1917. After deciding that he wanted to be a Marine, he dropped out of school and enlisted.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course NAVSC 102 taught by Professor Hammond during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.

Page1 / 4

Lieutenant General - Lieutenant General Lewis...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online