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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."