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210 Days: The Making of an Infantry Battalion Commander in by James P. Petersen PDF

By James P. Petersen

this can be the tale of Colonel Peter “Pistol Pete” Petersen. Coming from a humble heritage, and drafted through the Korean warfare, he rose from deepest to an entire colonel within the U.S. military. His tale is one among grit and resolution. within the early chilly conflict, he served within the 82nd Airborne department and graduated from the elite U.S. military Ranger tuition. In 1962, as a captain within the fifth distinct Forces staff, he used to be deployed to Vietnam. His undertaking used to be to assist identify eco-friendly Beret operational bases and paintings with neighborhood tribes, reminiscent of the Montagnards, to forestall the stream of communist squaddies and gear from the Ho Chi Minh path. In 1968, simply months after the large Tet Offensive, he again to Vietnam as an infantry battalion commander best 814 males within the seriously contested Mekong Delta. For his activities in Vietnam, Colonel Petersen used to be provided the Silver famous person with Oak Leaf Cluster (received twice), Legion of benefit, exclusive Flying pass, Bronze celebrity with “V” equipment (Valor), Air Medal with “V” machine with sixteen Oak Leaf Clusters, and military Commendation with “V” Device.

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