Lieutenant General Lewis B.

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Lieutenant General Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller is a name that every marine knows for his heroic actions and his legacy left upon the Corps. This man was and is still the most decorated Marine and is by far the greatest Marine to ever live, leading through countless engagements from the beaches of Peleliu Island to the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. He also brought an indistinguishable honor upon the United States by showing the world what a fierce force the USMC (United States Marine Corps) can be through his numerous years fighting and bleeding for our great country.
The formidable force known throughout the world today for their courageous acts of bravery, started out from two battalions raised with the early continental navy on November 10th 1775. These battalions were started for amphibious landings with the naval fleets, the first of which was conducted by Captain Samuel Nicolas who later on became the Marines first Commandant. After the Revolutionary War, though the Marines were disbanded as the naval war ships were sold to deal with the crippling debt the new nation had gained fueling its Armies and Navies during the 8 years of fighting for independence from the British Empire. Almost 20 years afterwards the USMC (United States Marine Corps) was reinstated and have seen almost every major and minor engagement that has involved the United States of America’s assets and people (USMC History Division Web).
After the Spanish American War the Marines saw an era of…
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