Tiger Man of Vietnam

In 1963, 28-year-old Australian Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training Team, two years before the first official Australian troops arrived.

Tiger Man of Vietnam

Author: Frank Walker

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458761991

Page: 424

View: 690

In 1963, 28-year-old Australian Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam as part of the 30-man Australian Training Team, two years before the first official Australian troops arrived. Seconded to the CIA, he was sent to the remote Central Highlands to build an anti-communist guerrilla force among the indigenous Montagnard people. He was sent off with bag loads of cash and a vague instruction to 'get to know the natives'. Petersen took over the running of the paramilitary force that had been started by the local police chief and started to earn the Montagnards respect. He lived drank and ate with the Montagnards, learned their language and respected their skills. The Vietcong dubbed Petersen's force 'tiger Men'. When Petersen he heard this, he had special badges made for their berets and supplied tiger print uniforms. The Montagnards loved Petersen and flocked to join his force but the CIA were worried. They thought he was out of control and too close to the Montagnard people.

Vietnam Bulletin

The tiger then made a threatening lunge at the farmer ; he expected to see the
noor man fall to his knees and try to crawl away like a crab . But the man pulled
himself together and held his ground . " Get along , " he said to his buffalo , " and
 ...

Vietnam Bulletin

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 321

How Tiger Got His Stripes

Hoping to acquire wisdom from man, Tiger ends up instead with stripes on his golden coat.

How Tiger Got His Stripes

Author:

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874837995

Page: 34

View: 688

Hoping to acquire wisdom from man, Tiger ends up instead with stripes on his golden coat.

Tiger Men

A Young Australian Soldier Among the Rhade Montagnard of Vietnam Barry
Petersen. The reports coming ... Nine of the corresponding twelve - man
Vietnamese Special Forces ' A ' Team had been shot or had their throats cut . In
another area ...

Tiger Men

Author: Barry Petersen

Publisher: Orchid Press

ISBN:

Page: 246

View: 334

In 1963 Barry Peterson left Australia for Vietnam to train local tribes to defend their villages against the Vietcong. This is the story of those Truong Son, or "Tiger Men, " who became the most respected and feared native forces in South Vietnam. But it is also the sad story of the defeat and destruction of the Montagnard culture and way of life, as Vietnamese and American leadership ultimately turned its back on its loyal supporters.

Vietnam Business Magazine

The traditional fruit tray of the Vietnamese usually includes only five fruits
symbolizing the five basic elements . ... a kind of citron ) evoke a man's palm for
one's protection and care , the round grapefruit and oval melon embody one's ...
The last year of the century , the year of the cat according to the Vietnamese
concept , is a quiet year that is lazy not aggressive as the year of the dragon and
of the tiger .

Vietnam Business Magazine

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 372

Ghost Platoon

According to the army they'd never existed – theirs was a ghost platoon. Frank Walker details what happened at that ambush and why the army buried their existence, and the secrets that went with it.

Ghost Platoon

Author: Frank Walker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0733628001

Page: 368

View: 546

'thoroughly researched and compelling . . . a chilling account' - The Sun Herald An eye-opening account of Australian combat history, untold . . . until now. In 1969 a ragtag unit of 39 men were thrown together at Nui Dat, Vietnam. It was so slapdash a group it didn't even have an officer or sergeant in charge. A rugged ex-Royal Marine stepped forward to take the lead. Jim Riddle was only an acting corporal but he knew enough of war to keep these young diggers alive. When the platoon was involved in a high-risk ambush Riddle proved his leadership skills, bringing his men through unscathed and leaving the battlefield littered with enemy bodies. Despite their success, immediately afterwards the platoon was disbanded. According to the army they'd never existed – theirs was a ghost platoon. Frank Walker details what happened at that ambush and why the army buried their existence, and the secrets that went with it. His findings are a shocking indictment of the long-term effects of war. The men of the platoon – who'd fought so hard for their country – had to fight again to reveal the truth. But the price they all paid was far too high. Ghost Platoon is a gripping story of the soldiers who should never be forgotten . . . or denied.

Through the Eyes of a Tiger

It was a year that would prove to be pivotal for Vietnam, the United States, and Hoyland himself. "Through the Eyes of a Tiger" is the story of one man's tour of duty in the Mekong Delta from November of 1962 through November of 1963.

Through the Eyes of a Tiger

Author: Jay Hoyland

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440133050

Page: 317

View: 446

In August of 1962, civilian medical doctor Jay Hoyland became an active-duty captain and medical officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. For the next twelve months, Hoyland provided medical support as a flight surgeon to the Ninety-Third Helicopter Company-the Soc Trang Tigers. It was a year that would prove to be pivotal for Vietnam, the United States, and Hoyland himself. "Through the Eyes of a Tiger" is the story of one man's tour of duty in the Mekong Delta from November of 1962 through November of 1963. With the help of Hoyland's wartime journals and letters sent home to his family, he recreates an unvarnished account of his life during this tumultuous time. Whether it is a heartbreaking visit to a Catholic orphanage, the adrenaline of combat, the unique relationship between brothers-in-arms, or the horrors of the hospital ward, Hoyland's vivid imagery and thoughtful prose paint a realistic portrait of war. Set against the broader historical context of the Vietnam War, "Through the Eyes of a Tiger" is a worthy addition to the scholarship available on the Vietnam War. But more importantly, it reveals the dramatic impact of war, both present and future, on the soldier himself.

Famous Men of Vietnam

14 3 Phan Boi Chau : Go East , young man . . . . . . . . . . e Le Loi , the countryman
hero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Phan ... 14 Nguyen Binh Khiem , Vietnam ' s Nostradamus
. 15 Nguyen Cong ... 74 77 23 Dê Tham , the Tiger of Yen The . . . . 39 Nguyen ...

Famous Men of Vietnam

Author: Doan-Bich

Publisher: Saigon : Viet Nam Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN:

Page: 88

View: 398

Vietnam Courier

In the confrontation between the tiger and the buffalo man is in a position to
interfere . Here is the story told in a folk tale of Vietnam : Hidden in a bush , a tiger
watched a farmer and his buffalo at work . Taking advantage of a favourable
moment ...

Vietnam Courier

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 276

Our Vietnam

The Vietnamese knew that their Chinese comrades mocked the Americans as “
paper tigers , ” but Man and his officers considered them a formidable threat .
Even Mao had admitted privately that the Americans might be paper tigers but
they ...

Our Vietnam

Author: A. J. Langguth

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780743212311

Page: 768

View: 549

Winner of the Overseas Press Club's Cornelius J. Ryan Award for Best Nonfiction Book, the Commonwealth Club of California's Gold Medal for Nonfiction, and the PEN Center West Award for Best Research Nonfiction Twenty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War, historian and journalist A. J. Langguth delivers an authoritative account of the war based on official documents not available earlier and on new reporting from both the American and Vietnamese perspectives. In Our Vietnam, Langguth takes us inside the waffling and deceitful White Houses of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon; documents the ineptness and corruption of our South Vietnamese allies; and recounts the bravery of soldiers on both sides of the war. With its broad sweep and keen insights, Our Vietnam brings together the kaleidoscopic events and personalities of the war into one engrossing and unforgettable narrative.

Women of Viet Nam

In the tiger's lair Editor's note.- Tran thi Mân , alias Tran Quang Mân , is deputy
leader of the Liberation regional forces of Rach Gia province and member of the
Executive Committee of the Western Nam Bo Women's Union for Liberation .

Women of Viet Nam

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 905

Sketches from Vietnam

The A . I . D . man inspected the pig pens and said : “ This is a very important step
you have taken . This is a very important progress . ' The Tiger band , in gleaming
steel helmets , played a medley of Vietnamese and Korean tunes ; a storeman ...

Sketches from Vietnam

Author: Richard West

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

Page: 171

View: 361

Welcome to Vietnam Macho Man

Into the Teeth of the Tiger by Donald S . Lopez . June 24 Marine General " Howlin
' Mad ” Smith relieves Major General Ralph Smith from command of the 27th
Infantry Division on the island of Saipan . Coral and Brass by General Holland ...

Welcome to Vietnam  Macho Man

Author: Ernest Spencer

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553279009

Page: 269

View: 158

Macho, mayhem, and massacre are the rules of battle in this tough, irreverent account of a combat marine commander's tour of duty during the Vietnam War. "For those who recall only a handful of 'good' books about Vietnam, here is another to add to the list".--Leatherneck Magazine.

The Journal of Psychoanalytic Anthropology

Differing cultural attitudes toward power and pleasure led to a mutual culture
shock for Americans and Vietnamese together . ... Allaying the buffalo's fears , the
tiger asked the beast how the man was able to keep him in bondage , when he
was ...

The Journal of Psychoanalytic Anthropology

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 191

Wings of the Tiger

They seldom pinned that many stars on a man that young . And with his
assignment out here , with his knowledge of Vietnam , he became a symbol to be
reckoned with in Saigon . That he knew . His responsibilities to his men , to his
country ...

Wings of the Tiger

Author: Carl Krueger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 285

View: 108