Gunny G’s Marines History and Traditions: How “Chesty” Puller Got His Nickname!
How “Chesty” Puller Got His Nickname!
September 28 2002 at 8:50 AM
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From the book, Semper Fi, MAC:
Ch, The Old Breed, conversation WO Joseph Crousen and SgtMaj Francis McGrath, page 34
“Don’t get too chesty, captain,” he’d say. ‘Don’t get too chesty”
“Chesty,” you see, was an old Marine expression meaning cocky.
That’s how Lewis Puller got the nickname “Chesty,” even though most of the old timers always called him Lewie.”
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
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