Cully Pratt, Chris' brother, served over eight years in the Military as an infantryman, Army Recruiter and Retention Officer, infantryman, and Military Police Officer; he left the Army in 2003.
Chris Pratt took the opportunity of Veteran's Day 2019 to write a sweet message to his older brother, Cully. Pratt took to Instagram to caption a military photo of Cully and share with the public his admiration and adoration for his older brother. He wrote that when he was a kid, he looked up to his brother and would wear his clothes in an attempt to be like him. “What can I say? He knew how to match and I liked the smell,” he joked. “One day his friends started to notice and he kindly urged me to wear my own clothes.”
Pratt continued by saying how his brother was one who was "always leading with love," teaching him how to go about life in this crazy world. The point of this post, for Pratt, was to remind people that the those who serve in the military are people just like his brother and that they are individuals as well as part of the collective force protecting the country.
“The more we can look at our veterans for who they are, actual people, with siblings and parents, with children and funny pasts — the more we can approach our relationships to them with compassion and understanding,” Pratt wrote.
Cully “didn’t join the army because he wanted to be Rambo,” he said, but because he didn't have enough money for college and wanted out of their small town. He also added that Cully "probably wanted his own clothes," joking around.
“We have the greatest armed forces the world has ever seen,” Chris wrote. “It’s made up of real people who joined for [a] myriad [of] reasons. Today I celebrate Cully, as well as my cousin Curtis, Uncle Steve, Uncle Skip, second Cousins, Joey and Alex, besties Jared and Jeffrey, all those I’ve fished [or] hunted with, those who’ve blessed me with their challenge coins as I’ve encountered them on press junkets and in my travels, the many in the film industry working both in front of and behind the cameras. To those currently serving and those out thanks for your service. We appreciate you!”
Cully's real name is actually Daniel and is currently working as a Solano County Public Information Officer.