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Chesty Puller statue to be installed by Quantico

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 7:50am  ET

Lewis Puller (AP)
U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Lewis Puller is seen in a 1955 photo. (AP)

TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) - The most decorated Marine in the Corps' history is getting another honor.

Workers on Tuesday will install an 8-foot statue of Marine Corps legend Lewis Burwell "Chesty" Puller Tuesday outside the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, near Quantico.

Puller was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, and is the only Marine to be awarded five Navy crosses.

The statue is being donated by the Marine Corps League and will be formally dedicated Nov. 12.


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