Thought you and your Marines would be interested in knowing, that Ms. Meriwether Ball, a distant cousin of Lt. General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, wrote a new book on her investigation into his strong past, the personal side. The title is; "Puller Chronicles; Volume 1, Second Edition".
I've had a copy of this message for a while and was wondering if this is a true story. You may have seen it already. Pretty spectacular if true.
Here I am proudly wearing my Sgt. Grit hat and meeting the recently retired Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Jim Amos. We played in the annual Semper Fi Fund Tournament at Boca Royale Country Club in Venice, Florida.
Am adding to a 2013 post I read about Capt. Walker.
Captain Hiram Walker and Hockaday Walker are one in the same. Served with him at Camp Pendleton in 1964 and 1965. Never saw him in civilian clothes. He would get his hair cut twice a week and would run 5 miles every day. To say he was "gung ho" would be an understement.
70th Anniversary of the Flag Raising on Iwo Jima parade. Held in Sacaton, Arizona.
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Frank V. Aiello
General Dynamics NASSCO, on Saturday christened the U.S. Navy's newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP-3 AFSB). The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine and the only one to be awarded five Navy Crosses.
Hershel Woody Williams Medal of Honor Foundation
Established in 2012, is a charitable 501c.3, not-for-profit organization that pursues specific endeavors and goals through the vision of Marine Corps Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams. The Foundation is carrying out his vision to honor and recognize Gold Star Families by establishing permanent memorial monuments in communities throughout our country.
In July 2009, a Jerry D. was telling all about famous people that contributed to Society but have also earned "The Title", he mentions Bea Arthur (Golden Girls) having categorically denied she was a Marine. Here is an update w/pic:
DECEMBER 9 – While she strangely denied serving in the armed forces, military records show that the actress Bea Arthur spent 30 months in the Marine Corps, where she was one of the first members of the Women's Reserve and spent time as a typist and a truck driver.
What a wonderful 239th Marine Corps birthday event:
This morning I met and conversed with an ultimate WWII Marine Corps Pacific War veteran, Navajo Code Talker SAMUEL HOLIDAY!
This Marine was at the American Legion Post in Wickenburg, AZ, promoting his book, "Under The Eagle". My wife Shirley and I spoke for some time with 90 year old Samuel and his daughter, Lupita. Lord, he seemed to be wearing as many ribbons as Col. Puller!
It is a foot ferry that runs between Port Orchard and Bremerton Wa. There is also an Admiral Jack. My son-in-law is a Marine. Going on ten years.