Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo
Cpt. Herman H. Hanneken (second from left) and 2nd Lt. William R. Button (right) after being decorated by President of Haiti about 1919.

March 21, 1938

Some recent quotations from Puller in his Small Wars Course –

“It’s no more trouble to carry a rifle than it is a swagger stick.”

“Don’t overload with provisions. When you run out of food turn back. Two days without food won’t hurt you.”

“Get up with the leading element of your patrol. Your life is no more valuable to you than an enlisted man’s is to him.”