Victor Harold Krulak (January 7, – December 29, ) was a decorated United States Marine Corps officer who saw action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Krulak, considered a visionary by fellow Marines, was the author of First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps and. Marine general Victor “Brute” Krulak offers here a riveting insiders’s chronicle of U.S. Marines – their fights on the battlefield and off, and their extraordinary esprit. SUBJECT: First to Fight is about Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak’s personal experiences in the Marine Corps, and his ideas and opinions on how he views.

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Additionally, being a young person vicor no real knowledge concerning the Vietnam conflict this book whet my appetite to learn more about it.

Krulak built a model of the Japanese boat design and discussed the retractable ramp approach with boat builder Andrew Higgins who incorporated elements of Krulak’s input into the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel LCVP or “Higgins boat”, which played critical roles in the Normandy Landings and amphibious assaults in the Pacific. Deftly blending history with autobiography, action with analysis, and separating fact from fable, General Krulak touches the very essence of what it means to be a Marine and the reason behind its outstanding performance and reputation.

He gives personal accounts of several incidents and wars as well as discussing the Corps fight for survival. When large enemy units were encountered then General Westmoreland’s overwhelming firepower should be employed.

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First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps by Victor H. Krulak

Paperbackpages. Lexington Books Inc Condition: Marine Corps Krulak, Victor H. Apr 24, Nicholas rated it it was amazing. She was a formidable member of the U.


Krulak served in the US Marine Corps from todistinguishing himself in a career that spanned three wars. That said, this book was surprisingly entertaining for the simple fact that it was not written like the average military history book, but took a rather more conversational tone.

Army officer getting ready to serve in a joint assignment with the Marine Corps. The Mmarines’ First Year in Vietnam. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Sincethe year the book was first published, the characteristics of war, the enemy, and the USMC have changed a number of times; so how is First to Fight relevant? May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. He served as president and trustee of the Zoological Society of San Diego.

victkr Feb 02, Travis added it. I found the political and bureaucratic parts to be a bit boring, which sadly makes up a large chunk of the book. As my highlighting would soon reveal, this book is chock full of things I had never known about the Corps National Order of Vietnam, Commander. Binding and cover solidly connected. A bit dry especially towards the beginningbut a good read if you are a young marine and want to learn more about our history.

Victor H. Krulak – Wikipedia

Archived from the original on May 9, Krulak dies at 95; retired Marine lieutenant general”. Ground Zero Books, Ltd.

As a lieutenant colonel in the fall ofhe earned the Navy Cross and the Purple Heart on Choiseul Islandwhere his battalion staged a week-long diversionary raid to cover the Bougainville invasion. Krulak, Marine Behind U.

The worst part of the whole thing is that the author purports to explain why the Marine Corps should continue to exist despite all the efforts to get rid of it but he never gives any hard answers. Retrieved July 11, Naval Academy’s Distinguished Graduate award, which honors alumni who have “provided a lifetime of service to the nation or armed forces, have made significant and distinguished contributions to the nation via their public service and have demonstrated a strong interest in supporting the Navy or Marine Corps and the United States Naval Academy.


A great book that I couldn’t put down. Very enlightening and inspirational read.

Marine Corps Legacy Museum. Mar 06, Tim rated it really liked it. Through comical vignettes, battlefield accounts, and some reference to the intangibles, Krulak grounds the Marines today in their proud and challenging history.

Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Vandegrift, Ellis, and Edson fighting for the institutional survival of the Corps, Higgins and Roebling with their amphibious assault vehicles, W While Tomas Ricks gives the reader a deeper understanding of the Marine Corps and its unique culture through the story of a single platoon at Parris Island, Krulak delivers an extraordinary tour vicctor history responsible for frist Corps’ culture we see today.

Gibson Hartley rated it it was amazing.

Naval Institute Press, Jun 10, Jamon marked vitor as to-read. How on earth could one book appeal to every rank in the Corps? Has wear to the cover and pages.

Victor H. Krulak

United States of America. Good binding and cover. Amy Chandler —; her death; 3 children [1].

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