Monday, June 26, 2017

Today is Chesty Puller's 119th Birthday

He won the Navy Cross five, FIVE!, times.

Although my favorite quotation may be when, while taking over a new command, he said, "Take me to the brig.  I want to see real Marines."

To this day, at the end of "formal" dinners among officers, the standard benediction is, "Good night, Chesty, wherever you are."