121: “Marine! The Life Of Chesty Puller”, by Burke Davis.

0:00:00 – Opening

0:05:33 – “Marine!  The Life Of Chesty Puller”, by Burke Davis.

2:50:56 – Closing Thoughts and Take-aways.

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3 thoughts on “121: “Marine! The Life Of Chesty Puller”, by Burke Davis.”

  1. This podcast was one of your best. Lewis Puller was an interesting man and great leader.

    I wanted to drop a little note, being a Sherman tank Fanatic, and knowing Jocko’s love of tankers, I wanted to share some interesting facts.

    The Marines used the M4A1, M4A2 and M4A3 Shermans during the war, but the M4A1s only got used once, and only one company was deployed, and that was to Cape Gloucester.
    A Company of the 1st Marine Tank Battalion and Gloucester was not tank friendly country. They could not get all the tanks ashore, just not room, and at one point they left one in a LCM and it shell shore targets from the landing craft!

    In several cases, they have to build a log road to get the tanks up to the fight. Marine tankers fought with their hatches closed and locked, this lead to problems working with the Marine grunts, and it took them a long time to figure out a good solution for this problem, but the Marines, and the Army in Europe came up with the solution, independently, of mounting a phone on the back of the tank. The Marines always kept this phone on their tanks, and the Army did too up to the M1 Abrams, and then added it back on with one of the TUSK upgrades.

    Imagine being inside a steel box in equatorial Jungle, that has not great ventilation, and opening the hatches was unsafe if the Japanese were around.

    Some links to Sherman tank pics from the Cape.


  2. thanks for this! i’m a 1LT that joined the Army in 2010. 38 years old I enlisted to OCS. Thought I would kill and capture terrorists but found myself on a different mission. Commissioned and sent to GTMO for my 1st deployment I served as a Platoon Leader and XO in Guantanamo Bay as an OIC for all 3 Detention Facilities. I learned how shitty I was as a leader initially but eventually I found my style. It’s difficult to inherit a platoon of Combat Vets as an 1LT it was a quick realization that I needed to be the strong presence for my men. I became that leader and my biggest compliment was when my top NCOs told me that they would go to war with me any day. The validation of my Soldiers was the ultimate accomplishment. Thanks for your podcast!

  3. Brings back many fond memories. Well done! You’ve pulled to gather who and what we are to the core. Helps me better understand my own father, a WW II, USMCR, mustang major and myself USMCR,, Sgt. Semper Fi.

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