“We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them.”—
Chesty Puller (the most decorated Marine in USMC history) at the Chosin Reservoir, North Korea Winter of 1950
U. S. Marine recruits in training say, “Good-night, Chesty, wherever you are!”, in unison, just before lights out. It is the ghost of Chesty Puller that kicks a Marine’s ass up that hill, against overwhelming odds, and keeps him going no matter what gets in the way. We’re surrounded; that means we’ve got the bastards where we want ‘em.