Chesty XIV gets his Eagle, Globe and Anchor

130408-M-XG913-202Pfc. Chesty XIV, official mascot of the Marine Corps in-training, looks at the Marines at the conclusion of his eagle, globe and anchor emblem presentation ceremony at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., April 8. The ceremony marked the conclusion of Chesty XIV’s recruit training and basic indoctrination into the Corps.
story by: Hope Hodge
photo courtesy of: Lance Cpl. Larry Babilya
Like the devil dogs who have come before him, Pfc. Chesty XIV received a pin bearing the Marine Corps Eagle, Globe and Anchor in a special ceremony after boot camp. Unlike most, he also received a cuddle and a kiss on the face from the commandant and his wife.
A three-and-a-half month old English Bulldog pup, Pfc. Chesty will be taking over the duties of Marine Corps mascot throughout the coming summer parade season under the hoary supervision of his predecessor, Sgt. Chesty XIII.
The Marine Corps has employed a mascot since the 1920s, said Marine Barracks Washington spokesman Capt. Jack Norton. Since 1957, this position has been filled by a bulldog named Chesty, in honor of Gen. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, the Corps’ most famous Marine.
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