General Chesty Puller: "They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!" "Great. Now we can shoot at those bastards from every direction."
Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Blaylock, 29, a native of Lake Orion, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an element member. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action ribbon.
Lieutenant General Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller (1898 – 1971) was a retired general officer of the USMC. Lt. Gen. Puller is one of the most, if not the most, decorated combat Marine in Marine Corps history. He is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy Crosses.During his career, he fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua, and participated in some of the bloodiest battles of WW II and the Korean War. Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, spending the rest of his life in Virginia.