Chesty Puller is one of the most revered Marine Corps officers, and now a nonprofit made up of Marines is trying to buy his home as a memorial.
"Some Marine veterans are on a mission to purchase the former home of one of the Corps’ most revered generals.
"When the group found out that Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller’s retirement home in Saluda, Virginia, had hit the market, they scrambled to form the nonprofit “Chesty Puller House” and launch a GoFundMe site to raise the $400,000 needed to purchase it.
"By contributing to help fund the purchase, former intelligence Marine Sgt. Maleesha Kovnesky, who is spearheading the effort as chair of the nonprofit, said supporters will be directly contributing to a place that will serve as a standing monument to other Marines."--Matthew Schehl, Marine Corp Times