Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oct 11th 2011 - 5 Vegas Classic

Today's cigar is the 5 Vegas Classic 55 which is a 5.5x55 box pressed vitola. The 5 Vegas Classic is just that a true classic cigar. It is another Nicaraguan gem that features a sumatra wrapper with long fillers from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. This is a solid creamy medium bodied smoke that has hints of earth, nuts and a slight sweetness throughout. I chose this to be today's daily cigar because today just as it's a classic so is the man it's dedicated to. Today is the day that General Chesty Puller passed on. Chesty Puller was the most decorated and the greatest Marine to ever put on the uniform. He was awarded 5 Navy Crosses, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, 2 Legion of Merit's with Valor Device, Bronze Star with Valor Device, Purple Heart, and 2 Air Medals. These are just a few of his accomplishments. All in all he received the nations second highest award 6 times. He fought in the Banana Wars, World War II and the Korean War. Chesty never faulted and never backed down. Regardless of how bad things looked. He was a Marine's Marine a classic warrior who we can all look to. From one Marine to another thank you for everything Chesty. I leave you all with one of Chesty's quotes: "We've been looking for the enemy for sometime now. We've finally found them. We're surrounded. That simplifies things."

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2 comments:

  1. Today's post is great man. Keep up the good work.

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  2. Semper Fi

    Cpl Hughes
    1/8 USMC

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