- Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller, USMC
When the Marines were cut off behind enemy lines and the Army had written
the 1st Marine Division off as being lost because they were surrounded by 22
enemy divisions. The Marines made it out inflicting the highest casualty
ratio on an enemy in human history and destroying 7 entire enemy
divisions in the process. An enemy division is 16500+ men while a Marine
division is 12500 men.