Puller, “Chesty” (Lewis B.)
Fuller was promoted to brigadier general in 1951 and to lieutenant general upon retirement in 1955. During the 1950s, the colorful and outspoken Puller gained attention as a champion of tough, realistic training; a defender of the basic soundness of American youth; and a critic of higher leadership. His legend continued to grow; photographs of his bulldog visage hung in homes and service clubs across the country as a symbol of invincible heroism and fidelity to traditional military standards.
[See also Marine Corps, U.S.: 1914–45; Marine Corps, U.S.: Since 1945.]
Burke Davis , Marine! The Life of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, USMC (Ret.), 1962.
Gerald C. Thomas, Jr.
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