Last modified on December 10, 1997
My father was a private assigned to the Marine Detachment aboard the Augusta, which was commanded by Lieutenant Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, already legendary and the quintessential Marine. Here my father is sixth from the right in the second row from the front, and Lt. Puller is in the center.
Portrait of Augusta Marines
Here is Lt. Puller serving as Officer of the Deck during a port visit by the Augusta to Batavia, Java.
Chesty Puller as OOD