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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Krulak has been involved in some historical moments but he focuses so much on names and dry fkrst that the impact of what he is describing is lost. Aug 13, Kb rated it really liked it. United States of America. No dust jacket as issued. Jan 03, Brendon rated it it was ok.
An Inside View of the U. 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. Marines who have to read it, and military enthusiasts. It was an informative albeit dry read. Still, as a Marine it’s good information on how we view ourselves, our duty, and our sister services The Mmarines’ First Year in Vietnam. I am generally swayed by General Krulak’s argument – and we must return gight our frugal past quickly or that virtue and the virtue of our nation will be jeopardized.
This copy of First to Fight: This was one of them. First of all I have to say that the only reason I read this book furst because all Fictor are required to and I byy look like a total douche on any promotion boards I went on if I had not. I read this as a U. A truly awful book in so many ways.
Jun 01, Nate rated it really liked it. I was surprised while reading this just how much the Corps had to fight to stay alive.
This book should be a mandatory read for all new Marine Corps Officers at the Officers Basic Course and for any officers who have thus far made it to any career-level, Marine Corps professional development course but have somehow not yet read the book. We get tons of USMC history in boot camp but what they don’t cictor you is how close the Corps has come to being dissolved even after out performing our Army in winning battle after battle, the hardest battle the Corps has fought was for it’s right to exist.
Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved December 23, This book is an interesting, introspective look at the tumultuous beginnings and history of the United States Marine Corps.
First to Fight is divided into six parts, plus a conclusion. After all the book is victo 25 years old. Views Read Edit View history. Find Rare Books Book Value.
Jun 23, Rick Barcenas rated it liked it. Retrieved January figgt, Naval Inst Pr, Open Preview See a Problem? With my brother recently becoming a US Marine, I have been interested in military books. The Corps is in a sense like a primitive tribe where each generation has its medicine men—keepers of the tribal mythology, protectors of the tribal customs, and guardians of the tribal standards. Bronze Star with “V” device.
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