Jedekai: He was also one of the few men to ever see Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller after he came back from the Inchon landing, where Puller executed a retreat that did more damage than the initial landing should have; he saved almost 500 stranded Army troops from certain death, and gave the famous declaration when a soldier asked him if they were retreating; "Retreat?! Hell! We just got here, we're just fighting in a different direction!" and proceeded to pull every piece of artillery and machine gun from the landing site to extraction point.He was shredded by shrapnel from an artillery blast and gave (another) one of the most famous lines in International military history: "We've been looking for the enemy for some time now. We've finally found him. We're surrounded. That simplifies things." - after which the Marines and the combined might of the army streaked toward the amphibious point; after reaching the end, he noticed that some of the soldiers were so badly wounded they couldn't fight due to fatigue and blood loss. Knowing that they would go into shock if their adrenaline ran out, he threw an injured soldier against a bulwark and shouted at him and the rest of the combined force; "Com'on ya Sonsabiatches, you wanna live forever?!" and goaded them into returning fire.When they returned to port, complete with almost 90% of the remaining munitions left by the Army in their botched invasion attempt, Plumley addressed Puller and told him, "You know that you just pulled off the single most goddamned daring maneuver in American History?"Puller looked at him, grinned and replied, while getting his face stitched up WITHOUT ANESTHETIC: "Come on, know, Basey. You'd'a done the same for us stupid jarheads!"Plumley was the first CO to sign off on papers, and write them, that Puller should become the first Marine to be granted access, and privilege of the Silver Star of the U.S. Army, and that "If the Navy does not award him the Flying Cross, though he deserves the Medal [of Honor] ...
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