Lance Cpl. Chesty XV, the Marine Corps mascot, participates in an evening parade at Marine Barracks Washington in Washington, D.C., July 17, 2020. The mascot has been named after the legendary Lieutenant General Chesty Puller, who received an astounding five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished  Service Cross during his lengthy career that spanned 3 wars (Banana Wars, World War Two, and Korea).

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