Krulak, Victor Harold, LtGen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1964-1968, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
Service Years
1934 - 1968

Lieutenant General

 
 

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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1913
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Marine LtGen Victor Harold Krulak.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Denver
Last Address
San Diego, CA

Date of Passing
Dec 29, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs Service French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The Navy Cross is presented to Victor H. Krulak, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of the Second Battalion, First Marine Parachute Regiment, during operations on Choiseul Island, Solomon Islands, October 28 to November 3, 1943. Assigned the task of diverting hostile attention from the movements of our main attack force en route to Empress Augusta Bay, Bougainville Island, Lieutenant Colonel Krulak landed at Choiseul and daringly directed the attack of his battalion against the Japanese, destroying hundreds of tons of supplies and burning camps and landing barges. Although wounded during the assault on October 30, he repeatedly refused to relinquish his command and with dauntless courage and tenacious devotion to duty, continued to lead his battalion against the numerically superior Japanese forces. His brilliant leadership and indomitable fighting spirit assured the success of this vital mission and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.



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 Unit Assignments
MARDET (Afloat)6th Marine Regiment2nd Marine Division4th Marine Regiment
III MEF/1st Marine Brigade1st Parachute Regiment6th Marine Division5th Marine Regiment
I MEF/1st Marine DivisionHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)III MEF/3rd Marine DivisionMCB Quantico, VA
MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CAFleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
  1934-1937, MARDET USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1934-1937, 6th Marine Regiment
  1934-1937, 2nd Marine Division
  1937-1939, 4th Marine Regiment
  1939-1940, III MEF/1st Marine Brigade
  1941-1943, 0302, 1st Parachute Regiment/2nd Parachute Bn
  1944-1946, 6th Marine Division
  1945-1951, 5th Marine Regiment
  1945-1951, I MEF/1st Marine Division
  1951-1955, 0130, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1956-1957, 0131, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1957-1959, 9903, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1959-1962, 0130, MCRD (Cadre) San Diego, CA
  1964-1968, Fleet Marine Force Pacific (FMFPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1938 China Service 1937-1939
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Battle of Vella Lavella
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Raid on Choiseul
  1943-1945 World War II
  1951-1953 Korean War1
  1963-1968 Vietnam War
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United States Naval Academy
  1930-1934, United States Naval Academy
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