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Thomas Holcomb & the Modern Marine Corps

Gen. Thomas Holcomb

Gen. Thomas Holcomb

New York City
Saturday, September 7, 2013

Thomas Holcomb was commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1936 to 1943, managing the growth of the corps from approximately 17,000 to 385,000. His leadership during this expansion of the force leading up to the country's entry into World War II, and his tenure until 1943 during the War in the Pacific is the subject of this talk by David Ulbrich, author of "Preparing for Victory: Thomas Holcomb and the Making of the Modern Marine Corps." He spoke to the New York Military Affairs Symposium. 

Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 12:13pm (ET)

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