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Lt. Gen. L.B. Puller

 
 
Lt. Gen. L.B. Puller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. Lt. Gen. L.B. Puller Marker
Inscription.  "Chesty" US Marine given 5 Navy Crosses. Left VMI 1918 "to go where the guns are"
 
Erected by Rockbridge Historical Society. (Marker Number 32.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Virginia, Lexington, Righteous and Rascals of Rockbridge series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1918.
 
Location. 37° 47.131′ N, 79° 26.48′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just north of West Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 N Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jacob Ruff House, ca. 1829 (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Daniels (a few steps from this marker); Willson-Walker House, ca. 1820 (a few steps from this marker); Gen. John Lejeune (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Ephraim McDowell (within
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shouting distance of this marker); The Sheridan Livery Inn, 1887 (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. George S. Patton (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt. Gen. Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson 1824-1863 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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