The Daily Hearld (Provo, Utah) 27 July 1956
Defense Asks Tough' Marine General Called As Witness .PARRIS ISLAND,' S.C. (UP)Defense (UP)Defense counsel Emile Zola Berman Berman today requested She Marine Corps to produce famed Lt. Gen. Lewis B. (Chesty) Puller, outspoken outspoken advocate of tough training methods, as a "witness for Sgti Matthew C. McKeon. Berman requested that an order be issued for the production of the retired fighting veteran who won the Distinguished Service Cross and five Navy crosses for heroism in action in Korea, four World War H , campaigns and expeditionary Service in China, Nicaragua and Haiti. . Before leaving on aiwtfcer .mjre- terious "mission" in connection with the McKeon court martial, Berman said he wanted Puller here "around the middle of next week" as a defense witness. "We consider him, an. authority on Marine training methods, that's all," Berman said. '"The defense attorney left on his "mission'' amid speculation that he also : might be trying to arrange for Gen. Randolph M. Pate, Marine Marine Corps • commandant,. to -be a defense witness in the-tnal of the 31-year-old sergeant who led a platoon ",pn " a training, "death m4rch" in which «x_ recruits drowned. '- /.:'.::•'.:/ '••• •.-'