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Marines Roll Out Red Carpet for Chesty the Recruit

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The first step for this bulldog pup will be Marine boot camp.

The Marine Corps on Friday unveiled their future mascot. If all goes as planned,Chesty the Recruit will become Private First Class Chesty XIV later this year, replacing Sgt Chesty XIII.

Chesty XIII became one of the most storied dogs in the long history of Marine Corps mascots when he faced off last year with Bravo, the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s golden retriever.

As chronicled in The Wall Street Journal, the growling confrontation earned Chesty a promotion to Sergeant and raised the bulldog’s reputation among many of the enlisted and officers at the Marine Corps barracks. But it didn’t sit too well with some of the officer’s wives.

Some of the women viewed Chesty the XIII as crotchety and ill-mannered to guests.

The Marines rolled out the red carpet for 9-week old Chesty the Recruit Thursday night at the Home of the Commandants at the Washington, D.C., Marine Barracks. Bonnie Amos, the wife of Marine Corps Commandant James Amos, met the latest Chesty Thursday night.

“My gosh this is the cutest puppy … I think this one will be fine as wine,” Mrs. Amos said in an interview Friday. “He has a great little personality.”

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» 12 Comments

  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 18th, 2013

    Yes folks, named for the greatest Marine of all time: Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller. He was awarded the Navy Cross 5 times. Go here if you want to see his ribbons.

    Looks like Chesty XIV will be a fine addition to the Corps. Semper Fi!

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  2. eternal cracker p

    February 18th, 2013

    * The most decorated dog in US military history was a heroic Pit bull named Stubby.

    ** Mine is named Ch****a. (avatar, to your left)

    * Chomp.

    ** Winning guesser of my dog’s name wins a prize, Ch****a is the actual spacing. Good luck.

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  3. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 18th, 2013

    What a cutie bug!

    “Some of the women viewed Chesty as… ”
    Aww w stfu ya old crones! It’s a DOG.
    Go see what your husbands are up to. Lol

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 18th, 2013

    EC…
    All I can think of is Chihuahua and Chalupa lol.
    I’m tired.
    Gunnite :).

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  5. serfer62

    February 18th, 2013

    Why is a civilisn woman training the mascot of The Marines?
    Sargent Chesty XVIII “…as crotchety and ill-mannered to guests.” battered the Pussy Penata’s bitch? Well Horahh
    Marines are not potted palnts at a debutants tea party.

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  6. eternal cracker p

    February 18th, 2013

    It isn’t Chalupa. But for a hint, the origin is correct.

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  7. Rick

    February 18th, 2013

    I’d growl at Panetta AND his dog too, given the opportunity.

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  8. Troy

    February 18th, 2013

    Doggie doggie doggie doggie doggie

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  9. Edith McCrotch

    February 18th, 2013

    Semper Fido !!!

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  10. Dr. Tar

    February 18th, 2013

    I hope the new recruit pees on Obama’s leg. Then I’d promote him to Gunnery Sergeant.

    EC how about Chowrda (Chowder pronounced like they do in New England)?

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  11. hanoverfist

    February 18th, 2013

    “This article makes me hungry”
    -B. Obama

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  12. norman einstein

    February 18th, 2013

    It’s worth clicking on the slideshow.
    He looks like a keeper.

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