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Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller

The Puller Monument

 
 
Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
1. Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker
Inscription.  
Born West Point, Virginia - 26 June 1898
Enlisted in the Marine Corps - 1 August 1918
Genderamerie d'Haiti Service - 1919 to 1923
Commissioned a Second Lieutenant - 5 March 1924

Nicaragua Service - 1928 to 1932
- Malacate (1930)
- Agua Carta (1932)
- San Antonio and Paso Real (1932)

World War II Service - 1942 to 1944
Commander Officer, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines at Guadalcanal (1942) - Commanding Officer, 1st Marines at Peleliu (1944)

Korean War Service - 1950 to 1951
- Commanding Officer, 1st Marines at Inchon and Chosin Reservoir (1950)
- Assistant Division Commander, 1st Marine Division

Promoted to Lieutenant General and Retired - 1 November 1 November 1955
Died Hampton, Virginia - 11 October 1971

Personal Decorations
Navy Cross (5)
Distinguished Service Cross
Silver Star
Legion of Merit with "V" (2) Bronze Star with "V"
Air Medal (3)
Purple Heart

The Puller Monument
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The Marine Corps League

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the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps while holding sacred the history and memory of the men and women who have given their lives in service to their nation.
 
Erected by The Marine Corps League.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, World II.
 
Location. 38° 32.638′ N, 77° 20.468′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Memorial can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Joplin Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Marine Corps League (a few steps from this marker); HMM-362 Ugly Angels Vietnam Memorial “Wing” (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II U.S. Marine Raiders (within shouting distance of this marker); Denig's Demons Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Battalion, 4th Marines (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers of the Sea (within shouting distance of this marker); Semper Fidelis Memorial Park
The Puller Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
2. The Puller Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ship's Bell (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
 
Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
3. Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker
Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 12, 2021
4. Lieutenant General Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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