One of my faithful readers, (of the 6 that read my blog) -grin- a prior service Marine pointed out to me that in my post that Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller commanded the 1st Marine Regiment, on Peleliu not the 7th as I wrote in my last blog entry. The C.O. of the 7th Regiment was another legendary Marine warrior, Herman Henry Hanneken who had previously been awarded the Medal of Honor and two Navy Crosses for valor.
I don't know where my head was at when I wrote that, (which has been corrected) I am sure that my friend that gave me the Nambu would be willing to take some strips off my rear for making such a mistake. He thought the sun rose and set on Puller and would not have taken it lightly that I confused the two regiments.
Pride is a wonderful thing when it is justified, and I can't think of ANYONE who is more entitled to be proud than the members both past and present of the United States Marine Corps.
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