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The legend of the US Marine Corps. Lewis "Honors" Puller: from privates to generals

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Second Lieutenant of the U.S. ILC Lewis B. Puller, 1926


The Marine Corps regularly participated and is participating in various wars, and its personnel constantly receive awards. The winner of the highest number of awards in the ILC is still Lewis Barwell "Honor" Puller. For several decades of service, in which major wars fell, he went from a private to a lieutenant general and earned all the main military awards of the United States.

Carier start


The future hero of several wars was born 26 on June 1898 in West Point (Virginia) in the family of a grocer. From childhood, he listened to stories of Civil War veterans and eventually began to dream of a military career. His idol was General Thomas Jackson.

L. Puller made his first attempt to serve in 1916, during the Border War with Mexico. However, his mother did not allow him to join the army, and at a recruiting center they refused him because of his insufficient age. However, the future general did not give up trying to get into the service. In 1917, he entered the Virginia Military Institute, where he studied for about a year.


Nicaragua, 1931 Mr. L. Puller second left

In August 1918, Mr. Puller dropped out of school and went privately to the ILC - he wanted to get to the front faster. However, he did not succeed. The First World War ended before L. Puller's unit prepared for service. Despite the end of the war, the private enrolled in the School of Non-Commissioned Officers, and then moved to the School of Candidates of Officers at Quantico Base. In June 1919, Mr. L. Puller became the second lieutenant of the reserve.

Exactly 10 days after this, the second lieutenant received the rank of corporal, but did not enter the active service. In connection with the end of the war, the reduction of the ILC began, and Puller found no place in the new structure.

Wars between wars


However, the corporal did not have to return to civilian life. He was transferred to Haiti to serve as a lieutenant in the local Gendarmerie, who worked in collaboration with a US expeditionary force. At that time the so-called Banana Wars, and American troops were active in several Latin American countries.


Marines led by L. Puller on the deck of the cruiser USS Augusta, 1940

Service in Haiti continued until 1924, after which some of the officers and soldiers were returned home. For several years, L. Puller took part in the 40 battles with local armed forces fighting for independence. In parallel, he tried to recover in the rank of second lieutenant of the ILC - but to no avail.

In March, 1924-th L. Puller was returned to active service in the ILC with the rank of 2-th lieutenant. In the new rank he was sent to serve in Norfolk. Then the young officer was transferred to Quantico (first to the School, then to the artillery regiment), from there to Pearl Harbor, and then to San Diego. Thus, in less than four years, the officer changed five duty stations.

At the end of 1928, Lieutenant Puller was sent to Nicaragua to serve in the occupying National Guard. He again had to fight a real adversary, and successes in this matter were noted by the command. For five difficult battles in February-August 1930, L. Puller received the Naval Cross - the first such award.

The legend of the US Marine Corps. Lewis "Honors" Puller: from privates to generals
1942 year, Guadalcanal

In the middle of the 1931, Mr. L. Puller was transferred to Fort Benning base for the course of company officers. In September 1932, he returned to Nicaragua, where the war was nearing completion. Puller participated in several battles, including at El Sos - the last major fight with the Sandinists. At the beginning of 1933, the American contingent left Nicaragua.

Immediately after this, Puller received a new appointment. He was sent to China to command the part of the ILC responsible for guarding the diplomatic mission in Beijing. He then commanded the marines aboard the cruiser USS Augusta (CL-31), commanded by the future admiral Chester Nimitz. Service in China lasted until mid-1936.


Cause time - fun hour. Colonel Puller at the Feast of Neptune

After that, L. Puller headed the training unit of the ILC in Philadelphia, and in 1939 he was returned aboard the Augusta. A few months later the officer became the commander of the 2 battalion of the 4-th Marine Regiment, and in the autumn of the 1941-th received the rank of major and became commander of the 1-Battalion of the 7-th regiment.

World War II


With the outbreak of World War II, the 7 Marine Brigade was formed on the basis of the 3 Regiment. In May 1942, she arrived in Samoa to organize defense. In autumn, the brigade retreated to about. Guadalcanal. During these battles, the major, and then Lt. Col. Puller, showed his skills as a commander, organizing the defense, and then the evacuation of personnel in a massive attack by the enemy. In addition, several interesting stories about the personal qualities of an officer belong to this period.


Commanders of the 7 Regiment of the Marine Corps, 31 January 1944

So, they said that during one of the Japanese shelling, Puller arranged shelter for the soldiers, but he remained calm, did not hide and smoked calmly in the trench. In another battle, the marines were surrounded, but the lieutenant colonel encouraged them: "the enemy from all sides - this time he can not get away from us." For fights on Guadalcanal L. Puller was awarded the third Naval Cross.

Later, the 7th regiment was transferred to about. New Guinea, where the battalion commander was again able to show his skills. At the turn of 1943-44. Serious battles took place on the island, as a result of which Puller received the fourth Naval Cross, and then the rank of colonel and the post of commander of the 1 Regiment of the ILC.

A few months later, the 1 Regiment participated in the battle for Peleliu. Despite the high losses, the regiment solved the assigned tasks - until the command of the ILC ordered it to move to the rear for restoration and replenishment. According to the results of this operation, the personnel of the 1 regiment received many awards. The regiment commander was introduced to the first order of the Legion of Honor.


1946 gala events at Pearl Harbor

In November, Colonel Puller was transferred to the Camp Regent base camp in the United States. Two weeks later he became commander of the regiment and held this position until the end of the war. Soon after the victory over Japan, new orders for appointments appeared.

The war in Korea


Almost immediately after the outbreak of the Korean War, L. Puller was returned to the post of commander of the 1 Marine Regiment. 15 September 1950 g. The regiment landed in Incheon and went into battle. For further battles, Puller received the second Legion of Honor order. In early December, a defeat occurred at the Chosinsky reservoir. The Marines were not able to defeat the enemy, but they stayed well and managed to evacuate with moderate losses. For heroism and professionalism during this operation, Puller received the fifth Naval Cross.

At the beginning of 1951, Colonel Puller became a brigadier general and ended up at the headquarters of the 1 Marine Division. In February-March, he had to temporarily take over command of this formation, and then move to the position of deputy commander.


General Puller in Korea, November 1950

In May of the same year, General Puller was transferred to California and appointed commander of the 3 Marine Division. He then led the ILC Pacific Command Center. The general never returned to Korea.

Retired general


In 1953, Mr L. Puller was promoted to Major General while retaining the position of Chief of Troop Training Unit Pacific. A year later, he again had to take command of the division, and at the beginning of 1955, he became deputy head of the Camp Ledge base.

A few months later, the hero of several wars suffered a stroke. On November 1, he resigned, receiving his last promotion to lieutenant general.


Awards L.B. Puller for 37 years of service

After the resignation, General Puller and his family settled in the city of Saluda, where he spent his last years. His son Lewis also became an officer of the ILC. He participated in the war in Vietnam and returned home disabled.

Lieutenant General Lewis Barwell Puller passed away on October 11 on October 1971 at the age of 73. He was buried in the cemetery at Christ Church next to his wife.

Folklore Part


During his lifetime, L. Puller became an integral part of the US Marine Corps folklore. In this role, it symbolizes the spirit of the ILC. This perception of the officer and general is directly related to his personal and professional qualities - courage in battle, skills in command and a kind of humor. Puller was also remembered for his benevolent, but demanding attitude towards the personnel.


West Point Memorial

The ILC still retells various stories about L. Puller, both real and probably fictional. At the same time, he is called “Honor,” whose origin is also very interesting. According to legend, during the Banana Wars, Puller was seriously injured, his chest was removed and replaced with a steel prosthesis - hence the nickname "Busty". Another version refers to a loud command voice that drowned out the noises of battles.

However, Puller himself learned about such a nickname only shortly before his resignation. At the same time, as he claimed, during the time of service he really had different nicknames - but the Honors were not called.

As often happens, the folklore image of a legendary person can seriously differ from a real person. However, it is based on real facts - Lewis Puller has come a long way and from ordinary to general, took part in several wars and always showed courage, which was noted by many awards. That is why he is still considered a real symbol of the ILC and an example to follow.
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  1. Free wind
    Free wind 30 November 2019 07: 24
    +3
    Look where Darth Vader came from, replace the chest with a metal prosthesis ............. wink
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 30 November 2019 08: 44
    +3
    The American dream in a military manner?)) But it was interesting to read. What a multifaceted fate!
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 22
      +2
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      The American dream in a military manner?)) But it was interesting to read. What a multifaceted fate!

      The leather nape has a multifaceted fate ?! laughing I did not expect such humor, thanks! laughing
  3. Charlie
    Charlie 30 November 2019 09: 11
    +9
    Notebook warrior. Coward did not celebrate. He went through all the stages of his career. Not at headquarters grew
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 30 November 2019 13: 33
      +1
      a typical representative of the "reactionary military"
      1. Avel
        Avel 30 November 2019 15: 00
        +2
        Correctly! Heroes only in Russia! And the rest is a militarist
        1. Catfish
          Catfish 30 November 2019 18: 41
          +13
          It just so happened, Colleague: "If Champagne means Soviet. If they launch, then an astronaut. If the military, then American." (FROM) laughing
          1. Phil77
            Phil77 30 November 2019 18: 49
            +1
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            1. Ruslan67
              Ruslan67 30 November 2019 18: 53
              +1
              Quote: Phil77
              It just so happened

              Right?
              Quote: Sea Cat
              "If Champagne, then Soviet.

              Have Baby sad
              Quote: Phil77
              If they launch, then the astronaut

              Tripper and Agriculture request
              Quote: Sea Cat
              ... If the military clique is American. "

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              1. Phil77
                Phil77 30 November 2019 18: 56
                +1
                Quote: Ruslan67
                Quote: Phil77
                It just so happened

                Right?

                Man! If we quote, then surely, okay? laughing drinks laughing
                1. Ruslan67
                  Ruslan67 30 November 2019 18: 59
                  +2
                  Quote: Phil77
                  If we quote, then for sure,

                  Am I mistaken somewhere? what
                  Quote: Phil77
                  Phil77

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                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 03
                    +3
                    It was, it was !!!! But then how it defeated this situation, eh?;?!?! 1972. Leonid Ilyich himself applauded !!!!
                  2. Phil77
                    Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 06
                    +3
                    The ice in * Luzhniki * was devilishly slippery! fellow
                    1. Ruslan67
                      Ruslan67 30 November 2019 19: 08
                      +3
                      Quote: Phil77
                      was devilishly slippery!

                      The ice is slippery, the puck is round and flat, and even put some kind of cabinet in the gate ... crying laughing
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 11
                        +4
                        Ha! Ha! Well, what’s the closet over there?! Just how are you, Russians? Flatislaffff Tretiakk ??? good
                      2. Golovan Jack
                        Golovan Jack 30 November 2019 20: 20
                        -4
                        Quote: Phil77
                        flatislaffff tretiakk ???

                        This cupboard also knows how to move. Fast, meaningful and directional. Such a special ruuuskijii shkkkaaaff wink

                        Glad your dialogue with the creeping bear Ruslan. We are almost friends with him. Friends of my friends are not my enemies anyway .. until clarification, at least feel
                      3. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 32
                        +1
                        Enemies? Friends? And who are you looking for? Why? I och.ly love such a subtle humor like Ruslan's. I like it / humor /. You? Unlikely. You yourself are "Bear on an ice floe", understand? ?
                      4. Golovan Jack
                        Golovan Jack 30 November 2019 20: 47
                        -3
                        Quote: Phil77
                        I love such a subtle humor like Ruslan

                        Do not you alone when thinly wink

                        Quote: Phil77
                        You yourself are "Bear on the Ice", okay?

                        On ava - a dog. This is staff, if that. My.

                        Quote: Phil77
                        Did you understand?

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                        About
                      5. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 36
                        +1
                        Yes, yes, yes! Ruslan! Do you remember the magical match Montreal Canadiens-CSKA / 75-76 /? And Philadelphia with her Bobby Clark? His ugly, moronic blow to the leg of Kharlamov ????
                      6. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 30 November 2019 20: 46
                        +2
                        Quote: Phil77
                        Montreal Canadiens-CSKA / 75-76 /?

                        Even the score 3: 3 I watched in the morning of January 1st
                      7. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 54
                        +2
                        Ruslan! Answer your highly intelligent friend for me that everything is the same! * Bear on an ice floe * -By on his own, neither ours nor yours. Go somewhere? Yes, for God's sake, our Internet is everything. I repeat, I communicate with you with pleasure, Your Phil He is Esposito!
                      8. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 30 November 2019 20: 58
                        +2
                        Quote: Phil77
                        Answer your highly intelligent friend for me,

                        Well, we’ve known Roman for a long time and personally yes And you guys are among themselves request You look and get something interesting wink
                      9. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 58
                        +1
                        Yes, my friend, the same thing !!!! I still remember Dad came / worked at this time!), And the first question: * Account? *.
                      10. Doliva63
                        Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 15
                        0
                        Quote: Ruslan67
                        Quote: Phil77
                        Montreal Canadiens-CSKA / 75-76 /?

                        Even the score 3: 3 I watched in the morning of January 1st

                        Um. Isn't it right after midnight?
                  3. Phil77
                    Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 14
                    0
                    Now, devil, I remembered the same, huh?!?
                2. Ruslan67
                  Ruslan67 30 November 2019 19: 01
                  +2
                  Quote: Phil77
                  okay?

                  Some kind of idiot slammed a minus fool Fixed recourse
                  1. Phil77
                    Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 13
                    +2
                    You? Me? You need to figure it out!
                    1. Ruslan67
                      Ruslan67 30 November 2019 19: 16
                      +2
                      Quote: Phil77
                      To me?

                      yes
                      1. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 18
                        +3
                        Yes uncritically! Hammer! By the way, I note the most popular advice on the VO.
                      2. bubalik
                        bubalik 30 November 2019 19: 26
                        +4
                        Lewis "Honors" Puller: from privates to generals

                        ,,, the book by E. Mayrer "Once an eagle" one to one life path of Puller. Sergey I recommend reading.
                        ,,,the path of becoming Damon in the army; at the cost of exceptional dedication, hard work and innate military talent, he manages to break through from the bottom and, without completing West Point, go from sergeant to general.
                        ,, Military Publishing House, year 1978.
                      3. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 19: 41
                        +3
                        Oh friend! Yes, I have the whole * elektronka * crammed! Over 500 volumes, when to read? But I will try and harness myself. Although, though ... glory to the government / dubious / -the goal has appeared! I, the guys from the government, will live to be 65 years old , I’ll retire and ... I will receive my !!!!!! pension, many, many years. Why ??? And you / the guys from the government / -but!
                      4. bubalik
                        bubalik 30 November 2019 19: 50
                        +1
                        I will live to 65 and ... I will receive my pension !!!!!!
                        ,,, you can change the gender feel , you’ll retire earlier wassat
                      5. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 20: 01
                        +2
                        No, it’s not suitable! I don’t want, I want to receive a pension! Many, many years. In a natural form.
                      6. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 20: 01
                        +3
                        Sergei, read Irwin Shaw's Young Lions is a powerful book. They made a film on it, don't watch it, it sucks. There is one more good thing about the life of the American military before the war in Hawaii - "From here to eternity", I don't remember the author. She was also filmed for the role in which Sinatra received an Oscar. The episode about how he got the role there was in "The Godfather". Unfortunately I haven't seen the film, I don't even know the name.
                      7. bubalik
                        bubalik 30 November 2019 20: 11
                        +2
                        From here to eternity ”by James Jones.
                        hi yeah, read this one, also interesting.
                      8. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 21: 16
                        0
                        My friends! And about the clubs, but about the Tretyak, and about hockey ????? I'm yours, bourgeois! * Can you give honey gingerbread? And give two? *. "CCM" stick - guys! !!! The best !!!!
                      9. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 21: 20
                        +1
                        Man !!!! Read and I read !! This is my friend forever. The right word.
                      10. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 30 November 2019 20: 47
                        +4
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        read Irwin Shaw Young Lions

                        To the heap - The Nagoy and the Dead by Norman Mailer
                      11. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 20: 50
                        +1
                        I remember the name, but I completely forgot the plot. Is this not a war with the Japanese in the Pacific? Remind if not difficult.
                      12. Ruslan67
                        Ruslan67 30 November 2019 20: 59
                        +2
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        but completely forgot the plot.

                        It was on Quiet There was still a pretty good series with the same name
                      13. bubalik
                        bubalik 30 November 2019 21: 02
                        +1
                        ,,, precisely, on the islands against the Japanese.
                        “Listen,” he began in time to the beats, “there really is a sergeant who has a distillation cube over there in the forest. I talked to him and agreed on a price wink .— but good whiskey. He drove canned peaches, apricots and raisins and added a lot of sugar and yeast. Gave me a try - damn good whiskey ...
                        I apologize for getting into your dialogue with the Cat hi
                      14. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 21: 06
                        +2
                        And why apologize, that's why we graze here. drinks smile
                      15. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 21: 57
                        0
                        Oh, brother !!! You don’t know about the club * sms * !!!! She is so! She is so! Well, like a girl, there !!!! * sms * is * sms * !!!!
                      16. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 22: 08
                        +1
                        No better clubs * CCM * no and will not be created !!!! Believe it or not!
                      17. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 21: 05
                        +2
                        Thank you. hi The series did not see, did not even know that it exists.
                      18. bubalik
                        bubalik 30 November 2019 21: 15
                        +2
                        ,,, by the way, today on TV an artistic series was caught, well filmed and detailed. "Pacific Ocean" ,,, battles in the Pacific during World War II. The plot describes the key battles that have gone down in history through the eyes of ordinary soldiers and their loved ones.
                      19. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 21: 27
                        +1
                        Alas laughing the TV set in the kitchen was as dead as it was, and the bedroom was already sleeping. request smile
                      20. Doliva63
                        Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 11
                        +2
                        Quote: Ruslan67
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        read Irwin Shaw Young Lions

                        To the heap - The Nagoy and the Dead by Norman Mailer

                        Hrenase, someone else remembers such books! good drinks
                      21. ccsr
                        ccsr 2 December 2019 13: 23
                        +2
                        Quote: Doliva63
                        Hrenase, someone else remembers such books!

                        Well, why, this author was in vogue with us in the 60s and 70s, so not only Mailer, but also Irwin Shaw's Young Lions were read with interest, who wanted to understand the psychology of our potential adversary using the examples of literary characters.
                      22. Doliva63
                        Doliva63 2 December 2019 18: 00
                        0
                        Quote: ccsr
                        Quote: Doliva63
                        Hrenase, someone else remembers such books!

                        Well, why, this author was in vogue with us in the 60s and 70s, so not only Mailer, but also Irwin Shaw's Young Lions were read with interest, who wanted to understand the psychology of our potential adversary using the examples of literary characters.

                        No, I didn't have a "potential opponent" then, I just loved good books. This is later, from about 15 years old, probably.
                      23. Pedrodepackes
                        Pedrodepackes 1 December 2019 17: 02
                        +2
                        Quote: Sea Cat
                        "From here to eternity", I don't remember the author.

                        James Jones, literal translation of the title of the book "Now, Forever and Forever" (the end of the text of many prayers), therefore it was published in the USSR under the title "From Here to Eternity"
                      24. Catfish
                        Catfish 30 November 2019 19: 56
                        +1
                        Hello, Sergey. hi I read "Eagle" for a very long time, as a normal (paper) book. I ran through the article and immediately thought that the book was about Puller. The book is excellent and read in one breath.
                        What was the Demon's whooper from the First World War - the Night Porter, if I am not mistaken.
                      25. Phil77
                        Phil77 30 November 2019 21: 32
                        +2
                        Esposito, he was Esposito !!!! Buddy !!! Filisse, like a cat / mine / like me / oh god! Not modest, alas! /.
                      26. chenia
                        chenia 3 December 2019 18: 12
                        +1
                        Quote: bubalik
                        ,,, book E.Mayrer "Once an eagle" one to one life path of Puller.


                        Night porter. There seems to be only the end in Vietnam "gutted a four-star general", if memory serves.
            2. Catfish
              Catfish 30 November 2019 19: 48
              +1
              Hello, Sergey! hi I think it's "Election Day", but I don't remember exactly.
          2. Avel
            Avel 30 November 2019 20: 04
            0
            Thank you enlightened! And then I thought that heroes can be in any country hi
            1. Catfish
              Catfish 30 November 2019 20: 08
              +1
              You were very mistaken, colleague. They have spies, we have scouts, etc. continue on the list ... laughing
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                1. Catfish
                  Catfish 30 November 2019 20: 33
                  +2
                  Colleague Abel hi , so who doubts that there are enough real men beyond our borders. You took seriously all our "jokes and mockery", for this we put the appropriate emoticons.
                  And for the story of Jed Barker - Thank you, real man and soldier. soldier
                  1. Avel
                    Avel 30 November 2019 20: 49
                    +2
                    Yes, I also so far away feel
              2. Avel
                Avel 30 November 2019 20: 23
                +1
                Or here's what to do with it?; Https: //news.day.az/unusual/610065.html
    2. Nagaibak
      Nagaibak 30 November 2019 17: 55
      0
      Charlie "Didn't grow up at headquarters"
      and well that grew
    3. Graz
      Graz 1 December 2019 03: 25
      +2
      I don’t see anything outstanding under the article, one of many
    4. ccsr
      ccsr 2 December 2019 13: 18
      +1
      Quote: Charlie
      He went through all the stages of his career. Not at headquarters grew

      You read inattentively:
      In early 1951, Colonel Puller became a brigadier general and ended up at the headquarters of the 1st Marine Division. In February-March, he had to temporarily take command of this compound, and then go to the post of deputy commander.

      Just the text implies that he began the general’s path precisely from the headquarters post. By the way, in the US Army leapfrog with the change of positions of different planes is a common occurrence, and even specially combat commanders are sent to staff work for a period of up to several years so that they have versatile knowledge about all aspects of military service. I would not be surprised if he was sent to teach in some military educational institution when he was in the rank of senior officer, because he commanded the educational unit:
      In November, Colonel Puller was transferred to the Camp Regent base camp in the United States.
  4. Albatroz
    Albatroz 30 November 2019 09: 23
    +1
    Well done man
    What else do you say
    1. Pedrodepackes
      Pedrodepackes 30 November 2019 14: 55
      +4
      Quote: Albatroz
      Well done man
      What else do you say

      and he did not dissuade his son from the army and service about Vietnam. good
  5. Tochilka
    Tochilka 30 November 2019 13: 30
    +3
    In the last photo of the general, the colonel's insignia.
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 06
      +1
      Quote: Tochilka
      In the last photo of the general, the colonel's insignia.

      I thought, like a disguise. But maybe the author was sealed. Or not in the know at all. For the "battalion commander" cuts the eye, for example
  6. Charlie
    Charlie 30 November 2019 15: 04
    +1
    Quote: antivirus
    a typical representative of the "reactionary military"

    A typical representative of courage, perseverance, fidelity to the ideals of the motherland
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 05
      +1
      Quote: Charlie
      Quote: antivirus
      a typical representative of the "reactionary military"

      A typical representative of courage, perseverance, fidelity to the ideals of the motherland

      A typical representative of a likely adversary who never ceased to wage war against us.
  7. iouris
    iouris 30 November 2019 15: 31
    -3
    When they announce that we are the 5th state of the USA, we will be proud.
  8. rusich
    rusich 30 November 2019 15: 35
    -5
    The article is worthless. With scribblers, there’s nothing more to write about.
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  9. Looking for
    Looking for 30 November 2019 18: 54
    -3
    Please tell me. What the hell on Russian? Pardon. I don’t know on what resource to praise the "enemy"?
  10. Doliva63
    Doliva63 1 December 2019 19: 03
    0
    The caption under the photo in the article: "Commanders of the 7th Marine Regiment, January 31, 1944" I counted 6. If they command a regiment 1 day a week, where is the 7th? Omission, the author, however!