The most decorated U.S. Marine in history, and the only man ever to be awarded 5 Navy Crosses. And he couldn't get a better nickname than Chesty?
Chesty Puller was never played in a game.
This jazz and studio guitar great played on hundreds of recordings — including Phil Spector's "River Deep-Mountain High" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," Julie London's "Cry Me A River," and many of the Coasters' hits — and was known for beig one of the weirdest dudes in the business.
(d) May 6th, 2004