Feeling low? Despairing? Believing the peddlers of defeatism?
I know what you need! You need an injection of pure, refined, Vitamin Chesty Puller!
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (26 June 1898 – 11 October 1971) was a United States Marine officer. He is the most decorated United States Marine, and one of two US servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross.
“All right. They’re on our left. They’re on our right. They’re in front of us. They’re behind us… They can’t get away this time.”
“We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.”
Message sent during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (December ARSH 1950)
“Where the Hell do you put the bayonet?”
He said this while at a flamethrower demonstration. Apparently, Puller wanted to be ready to stab the men he set on fire. (ARSH 1944)
“I want to go where the guns are.”
Statement on his reasons for leaving Virginia Military Institute after his freshman year to enlist in the US Marine Corps (ARSH 1918)