A few good men: the story of the Fighting Fifth Marines
A fascinating history of Fighting Fifth Marines details every important Marine Corps activity of the twentieth century illustrating why the Marine Corps has earned its reputation as "the first to fight."
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A few good men: the story of the Fighting Fifth MarinesUser Review - Book Verdict
Throughout its history, the United States Marine Corps in particular, the 5th Marines has been the "first to fight." Brown, a lieutenant colonel, USMCR (Ret.), Marine historian, and veteran of the 5th, offers a fascinating and detailed account of this highly decorated unit. From its activation in 1914 (provisional) to the present, the 5th has fought in every U.S. conflict. Campaigns from Belleau Wood in World War I to the "Banana Wars," from Guadalcanal in World War II to Chosin in Korea, from Hue in Vietnam to Kuwait City are all inexorably linked to the "Fighting Fifth." Brown effectively places the story of this unit in the greater context of the development of the Marines and modern warfare. While the text occasionally becomes mired in the minutiae typical of regimental histories, it provides glimpses of those whom the regiment made famous and those who made the regiment famous. The one drawback is the lack of an index. Recommended for academic and public libraries with military history collections. Mike Miller, Dallas P.L. ...
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I appreciate USMC 5th Regiment history and Ronald J. Brown provides the best information. Read full review
Semper Fi: The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Marine Corps
H. Avery Chenoweth,Colonel Brooke Nihart
No preview available - 2005