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Pain

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Pain is weakness leaving the body.   Chesty Puller

Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a senior officer, served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War.  Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two United States servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross. Puller’s six crosses are next in number to the eight times Eddie Rickenbacker received the nation’s second-highest military award for valor.  Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, after 37 years of service. He lived in Virginia and died in 1971, at age 73.

Heard this many times, but never knew who said it.  Now I know.  

Marines to run in memory of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty ...

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Surrounded

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We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem. Chesty Puller, USMC

From Wikipedia: Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a retired United States Marine Corps general officer. He is one of the most decorated members of the Marine Corps and is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses. He fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in battles of World War II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955 and spent the remainder of his life living in Virginia.

chestypullerfamily (A particularly interesting family photo with LG Puller.)