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|TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015- "Leadership is the skill of infusing your teammates to work enthusiastically toward our team goals." Chris Peterson
Several years ago, my wife and I were back in Lexington, Virginia,
visiting one of her classmates from college, Virginia Dabney, and her
Bill Dabney was quite a guy, a retired Marine colonel who as a young
platoon leader in Vietnam had endured the terrible 77-day siege of Khe
Sanh. For his bravery in combat, Bill was awarded the Navy Cross,
the highest honor (other than the Medal of Honor) that the Marines can
Virginia’s father - Bill’s father-in-law - was the legendary General
Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller. You want to know how respected General
Puller is, even still? Go up to anyone you know who’s served in
the Marine Corps and ask him what the name “Chesty” means.
General Puller’s biography is entitled, simple, “Marine.”
Needless to say. Bill had quite a few Chesty Puller stories that he was
kind enough to share with me. And he passed along some of
Chesty’s wisdom as well.
He said that Chesty maintained that there were only four reasons we should ever go to war:
1. National security
4. Cultural affinity
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