“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time.”

“Great. Now we can shoot at those bastards from every direction.”

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them”

“Remember, you are the 1st Marines! Not all the Communists in Hell can overrun you!”

“Take me to the Brig. I want to see the real Marines.”

“Alright you bastards, try and shoot me!” (to Korean forces)

“Where do you put the bayonet?” (upon seeing a flamethrower for the first time)

“You don’t hurt ‘em if you don’t hit ‘em.”

“Hit hard, hit fast, hit often.”

“Retreat! Hell, we’re just attacking in a different direction.”

[ courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesty_Puller ]

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9 Responses to Chesty Puller Quotes

  1. Judy says:

    Proud daughter of a US Marine, 1st Div., veteran of Guadalcanal and Okinawa. He remembers Chesty Puller and heartily enjoyed the quotes I printed and shared with him. Lots of war experiences he won’t talk about ever, but lots of things he remembers with great pride. Especially his brothers in arms…

  2. Anonymous says:

    Marines dont die, they just go to hell and regroup.

  3. SMITH says:


  4. Chesty Puller says:

    Hell Yea!!!! Semper Fi!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    >Heh. Love it.

    An armed society is a polite society.

  6. Julian says:

    >* * * * * * * * * *
    “Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly…
    Leave the rest to the United States Marines.”
    - Author unknown

  7. Anonymous says:

    >Semper Fi! Nice site brother.

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