Army & Navy - MARINES: The Brute & Co.

When mild-looking Victor Krulak was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1934 he was the smallest man in his class. He had a long Milquetoast nose, soft reddish hair, one constantly surprised eyebrow, and a solid reputation for whimsical understatement. Inevitably, he was called "The Brute." Last week, as a lieutenant colonel of the Marines, back from a brush with the Japs on Choiseul Island, The Brute was in line for a Navy Cross. His Marine paratroopers had harried and jabbed the Jap for a week, killed at least 144, wounded uncounted...

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