Lt.Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller - MCRD - San Diego, CA
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N 32° 44.564 W 117° 11.679
11S E 481764 N 3622783
At the MCRD Museum, access open to the public every day.
Waymark Code: WMZY0Y
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 01/21/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
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County of painting: San Diego County
Location of memorial: Hochmuth Ave, James L. Day Hall Museum, MCRD
MCRD: Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Artist: Alvin B. Grant

Plaque Text:
lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller

  Lewis B. Puller was one of the most highly decorated Marines in the Corps. He served in China, Nicaragua, Haiti, four campaigns of World War II and the Korean war. In China, Puller served as commander of the Horse Marines. In Korea, he led the 1st Marines at Inchon and the Chosin Reservoir, earning his fifth Navy Cross for "superb courage" commanding the rear guard at Koto-ri. Following his return from Korea in 1952, he took over command of theTroop Training Unit at Coronado. His last command on active duty was the 2nd Marine Division at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina.

  Lieutenant General Puller's awards include 5 Navy Crosses and the Army Distinguished Service Cross.

"5 Reasons Why Chesty Puller is a Marine Corps Legend

"Lt. Gen. Lewis "Chesty" Puller was a Marine’s Marine. A bonafide badass leatherneck with the scars to prove it. But this badass had one soft spot—his fierce loyalty and care for his men. Puller’s leadership is one of the reasons why to this day, Marine Corps officers in the field never eat until the enlisted men have been served.

"Here are 5 reasons why Puller became a Marine Corps legend:
  1. Lead by Example, Lead Like a Marine
  2. The Legend of “Chesty”
  3. Most Decorated Marine
  4. Served as Both Officer and Enlisted
  5. “Pullerisms”
[you may read the details for yourself in the story in this link]

Chesty Puller
  /CHestē puller/ noun

1.   a. godly
    b. a legend

2.   a. a Marine's Marine
    b. the only Marine to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses
    c. served in the bloodiest battles Guadalcanal, Chosin Reservoir, Battle of Peleliu
    d. famous quote: "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded.
    That simplifies things."
    d. tough as a knotty pine
    e. cocky as a bantam rooster."
' ~

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (until 4:30 on Thursdays).
Admission is free, and military identification is not required, although admittance to the Depot requires a photo identification card, driver’s license, and proof of insurance if driving aboard base. Calling the James L. Day Hall Museum would also provide assistance. [(619) 524-6038]

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0

Type of memorial: Plaque

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