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  • The Forgotten War

    07/31/2013 9:23:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 31, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    The Forgotten War, it's called. Which is why it was so good to have it remembered so ceremoniously and extensively this past weekend on the 60th anniversary of the tenuous armistice -- certainly not peace -- that has uneasily endured on the Korean peninsula ever since. The Korean War is worth remembering and so are all those who fought in it, the living and the dead, the great and small, the worthless politicians who knew only how to continue it and the unsung heroes who died in the snow and ice. And let there be no mistake: It was a...
  • We're Surrounded and that Simplifies the Problem.

    11/17/2012 8:59:03 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 17, 2012 | Dan Miller
    At the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean Conflict, Marine Colonel (later Lt. General) Chesty Puller told his men "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." We're surrounded too and that may simplify things for us as well. Chesty puller Colonel Puller's First Battalion of the First Marine Division, along with many thousands of other allied troops sent deep into North Korea to chase the North Korean forces to and across the Chinese border, had been placed in a nearly impossible situation. General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme...
  • Marine Legend Honored(Heads Up, Devil Dogs, Chesty Puller remembered!)

    11/23/2007 8:11:39 PM PST · by kellynla · 30 replies · 2,783+ views
    Times-Dispatch ^ | Nov 16, 2007 - 12:08 AM | LAWRENCE LATANE III
    WEST POINT -- World War I ended days after he enlisted, and his request for active duty in Vietnam in 1966 was denied on account of his age -- after all he was 68. But, Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller was a force to be reckoned with in every other war and armed conflict between those times. Long before he retired as a lieutenant general, he had become a Marine Corps living legend. Yesterday, a grateful hometown honored its hero, remembered that he is the only Marine ever to receive five Navy Crosses for bravery and expressed thanks that he was...
  • Rescued Fishermen: 'Thank God For The U.S. Coast Guard'

    09/26/2006 3:16:21 PM PDT · by No2much3 · 52 replies · 1,096+ views
    msnbc ^ | 1:02 a.m. EDT September 26, 2006 | WCAU-TV
    INDIAN RIVER INLET, Del. - There was a happy reunion Monday night between seven wayward fishermen and their families. "We all survived," said one of them as he walked off a Coast Guard ship. This group of union plumbers and sheet metal workers left Friday from the Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, Del., between Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach. On Saturday night, they heard a bump under their boat, and then came the water. "I heard the alarm for high water go off and ran down the steps, and water was already coming up the steps," said Ken Arters...
  • Pace Calls Iraq Investigations Chance to Recheck Moral Compass

    06/04/2006 12:35:15 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 36 replies · 754+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 6/04/06 | Donna Miles
    Pace Calls Iraq Investigations Chance to Recheck Moral Compass By Donna MilesAmerican Forces Press Service SINGAPORE, June 4, 2006 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told U.S. Marines stationed here today the ongoing investigations of events in Haditha, Iraq, present an opportunity for all servicemembers "to revisit ourselves and see where we are on our moral compass." Gen. Peter Pace, the first Marine to become the highest-ranking U.S. military officer, shared his thoughts with members of Marine Corps Detachment Singapore after stopping between sessions at a security conference here to thank them for their service. Asked...

    05/24/2006 9:22:20 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 24 replies · 2,183+ views ^ | 24 May 06 | As Indicated More options 12:48 pm (11 minutes ago) Mike Heath is a new contributor and I have news for young Michael. The clergy--both protestant and catholic--betrayed us a long, long time ago. thegunny, 419 CHESTY MEN By Mike Heath May 24, 2006 My youngest son ships for Marine boot camp on June 19th. He and I are reading a book about the only Marine in history to win five Navy Crosses. Chesty Puller wouldn't take the time to argue about "tone and style." He would view that as a distraction. In battle you deal with the enemy. You...
  • Will Virginia Puller Get the Same Respect as Mrs. King?

    02/09/2006 4:30:29 PM PST · by jla · 64 replies · 1,314+ views ^ | Feb 9, 2006
    She certainly deserves it. While Coretta Scott King deserves respect, she also was a media darling. There are some heroic women who live more quiet lives as they support a husband who did great things for our nation. Virginia Puller is one of those women. You in all likelihood don't even know who she is, specifically because she didn't march around, or hold press conferences, engage in politics or court the media. Virginia Puller, the wife of heroic Marine legend "Chesty" Puller, died last Saturday. Her funeral is set for this Saturday. Will the president be there? Does Bill Clinton...
  • Marines Honored on Postage Stamp (Chesty,Basilone,Daly,Lejeune) Now available at Post Offices

    11/08/2005 4:42:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 830+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 11/08/05 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - Marine Corps hero "Chesty" Puller would have been proud to be honored with a postage stamp, but he would have wanted to include the face of every Marine he served with, his daughter said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller and three other Marines — Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, Sgt. Maj. Daniel J. Daly and Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune — are on a set of four 37-cent stamps being unveiled Thursday in ceremonies at the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington and Camp Pendleton, Calif. The stamps go on sale nationwide the same day. The Postal Service gets...
  • New stamp will honor Chesty Puller (And Manila John Basilone)

    09/07/2004 5:18:43 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 63 replies · 1,535+ views
    After seven years of effort kicked off by a former Marine from Virginia, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp next year honoring icon of the Corps Chesty Puller"I'm ecstatic," said retired Marine Maj. Jacques Loraine. "I didn't think it was really going to happen, with the long delays and putoffs."'snip'Sometime next year, the Postal service will publish the "Distinguished Marines" block of stamps, featuring four Marine Corps heroes: Puller, Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune, Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly and Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone.
  • Puller Park To Change Memorial Stone For "Chesty" Puller

    08/29/2003 4:51:38 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 22 replies · 5,172+ views
    Southside Sentinel ^ | 28 Aug 03 | Larry Chowning
    Puller Park will get new memorial stone; fund established to pay for it by Larry S. Chowning A new stone honoring Lt. General Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller will be placed at the Lewis Puller Memorial Park in Saluda, and it won’t include the term “soldier” in describing the most decorated U.S. Marine in history. The park was dedicated last year and is sponsored by the Middlesex County Museum. It is located across the street from the museum on Business Route 17 in Saluda. The words across the bottom of the current stone that honors LtGen Puller reads: “Patriot,” “Proud American,”...