5. Chesty was named for a legendary Marine general, Lewis “Chesty” Puller.
Lt. Gen. Puller, who died in 1971, was among the most highly-decorated Marines in the history of the service, and the only marine to hold five Navy Crosses for service from the battlefields of World War II and Korea to Haiti and Nicaragua in the middle of the 20th Century.
7. And here he is at the ceremony where he was made a full marine. That’s right, PFC Chesty XIV is the newest member of the corps.
Chesty’s father was reportedly rather loud at the ceremony, and some speculated his desire to remain the center of attention, jealous of his son’s new role.