Lewis "Chesty" Puller as Major General
Our trying times demand heroes. By heroes, I don't mean folks in costumes, though some Americans I know are doing just that.
The heroes I mean are " values heroes, ' people propelled by civic and spiritual virtues to new heights against greater odds.
USMC Lt. General Lewis Burwell " Chesty" Puller is such a hero. His story inspires generations of Marines and does the same for grateful civilians too.
He earned the Navy Cross, America's second highest decoration for combat valor, a staggering five times over his career.
He's also a recipient of the Army's Distinguished Service Cross, their second highest valor decoration, for leadership under famed General Douglas MacArthur, during the Korean conflict.
Puller is beloved for always working to improve quality of life for enlisted personnel. This egalitarianism resonates with advocates for workers and those trying to free markets from restrictions so more Americans can enrich themselves.
Chesty Puller represents the kind of larger-than life potential our culture stirs in citizens who seize opportunities, instead of hoping they appear by osmosis.
In celebrating him, we celebrate the dogged, courageous best within Americans who face incredible odds by remembering they are even more incredible!
The more values heroes we have like Chesty Puller, the better tomorrow's headlines will read.
Cap Black, The Hood Conservative
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