Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Twentieth century
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Wikimedia Commons

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Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller, whose barrel chest and blunt manner inspired his nickname, was a thirty-seven-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps who rose to the rank of lieutenant general. The most-decorated Marine in history, he earned five Navy Crosses, the U.S. Navy'smsecond-highest decoration, for fighting in Nicaragua, at Guadalcanal and in New Guinea during the Second World War (1939–1945), and at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War (1950–1953).