The gripping story of an extraordinary American hero, the most decorated man in U.S. Marine Corps history, from a New York Times bestselling author.
In the glorious chronicles of the U.S. Marine Corps, no name is more revered than that of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller. The only fighting man to receive the Navy Cross five separate times—a military honor second only to the Congressional Medal of Honor—he was the epitome of a professional warrior. A son of the South, descendant of Robert E. Lee, and cousin to George S. Patton, Puller began his enlisted career during World War I and moved up through the ranks as he proved his battlefield mettle in Haiti and Nicaragua, with the Horse Marines in Peking, in the Pacific Theater of World War II, and in the nightmarish winter engagements of the Korean War.
Fearless and seemingly indestructible, adored by the troops he championed yet forced into early retirement by a high command that resented his "lowly" beginnings and unwillingness to play politics, Puller remains one of most towering figures in American military history. Bestselling military biographer Burke Davis paints the definitive portrait of this extraordinary marine hero.
One of the LAST TRUE GRIT LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY’S MILITARY
General Puller and General Hackworth are the last few GREAT true grit leaders this country’s military has had. I pray Both books of these great men are made a mandatory read by ALL military leaders from SSGT to Four star Generals! Especially the ending chapters where they discuss the start of the downfall of our great military by perfumed princes and ticket punching upper echelon of ALL branches! This country is going to need true battle tested combat leaders who put the grunt before themselves and train hardened warriors and not entitled book taught soldiers! A GREAT READ!!!!