Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller

Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (HMBH7)

Location: West Point, VA 23181 King William County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.219', W 76° 47.931'

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Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller was born on 26 June 1898 in West Point and lived here until entering Virginia Military Institute in 1917. He withdrew a year later and enlisted in the Marine Corps, serving more than 37 years. One of the Corps' most decorated Marines, he was awarded five Navy Crosses for heroism in combat. Renowned for his leadership and his respect for enlisted personnel, Puller saw action in Haiti, Nicaragua, and China, as well as in World War II and the Korean War. He retired in 1955 to Saluda, died on 11 Oct. 1971, and is buried in Christ Church nearby.
HM NumberHMBH7
Marker NumberOC 16
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 341071 N 4155964
Decimal Degrees37.53698333, -76.79885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.219', W 76° 47.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 13.14" N, 76° 47' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 415 14th St, West Point VA 23181, US
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