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West Point in King William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller

 
 
Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
1. Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller Marker
Inscription.  
Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller was born on 26 June 1898 in West Point and lived here until entering Virginia Military Institute in 1917. He withdrew a year later and enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving more than 37 years. One of the Corps’ most decorated Marines, he was awarded five Navy Crosses for heroism in combat. Renowned for his leadership and his respect for enlisted personnel, Puller saw action in Haiti, Nicaragua, and China, as well as in World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1955 to Saluda, died on 11 Oct. 1971, and is buried in Christ Church nearby.
 
Erected 2007 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number OC-16.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, KoreanWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Distinguished Service Cross/Navy Cross/Air Force Cross Recipients, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1898.
 
Location. 37° 32.219′ N, 76° 47.931′ 
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W. Marker is in West Point, Virginia, in King William County. Marker is on 14th Street (Virginia Route 33) 0.1 miles east of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Point VA 23181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Signer (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Nebo Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Indians Poisoned At Peace Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Indian Treaty of 1646 (approx. ¼ mile away); King William County / King and Queen County (approx. ¼ mile away); The Grove Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); L. E. Mumford Banking Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. John West II (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  5 Reasons Why Chesty Puller is a Marine Corps Legend. Military website entry (Submitted on January 10, 2023, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller image. Click for more information.
Courtesy USMC
2. Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller
Marine Corps University website entry
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14th Street facing northeast. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
3. 14th Street facing northeast.
14th Street facing southwest. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, March 28, 2009
4. 14th Street facing southwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,886 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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