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  • Chesty Puller at age 50.

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“I want to go where the guns are!”

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  • Chesty Puller cutting the Marine Corps birthday cake.

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“Don’t forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the Communists in hell can overrun you!”

"Where the hell do you put the bayonet?"

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  • Chesty Puller (right) exploring Korean terrain.

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“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.”

“Paperwork will ruin any military force.”

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  • Chesty Puller being welcomed to Camp Pendleton, a military base in San Diego, California.

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“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

“Old breed? New breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference so long as it’s the Marine breed.”

“I assure you, Virginia, that I, never in my life, have ever made a statement that 'I like to fight.'"

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  • Chesty Puller and his wife Virginia. 

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Published on 30 Jul 2019