Ranger: A Soldier's Life

Ranger: A Soldier's Life


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ISBN-13: 9780813169316
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Series: American Warriors Series
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 902,188
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) led the Eighth Army Ranger Company during the Korean War and was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. He served as the Honorary Colonel of the 75th Ranger Regiment, honorary instructor at the Infantry School, and was an inaugural inductee into the US Army Ranger Hall of Fame in 1992. He is the author of Words for Warriors: A Professional Soldier's Notebook.

D. K. R. Crosswell is the Colonel Richard R. Hallock Distinguished University Chair in Military History at Columbus State University, and the author of Beetle: The Life of General Walter Bedell Smith.

Table of Contents

1 Georgia Boy: Early Influences 1

2 Want to Be a Flyboy: Training with the U.S. Army Air Corps Enlisted Reserve 13

3 A Soldier's Apprenticeship: West Point, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Benning, Georgia 17

4 Korea: Eighth Army Ranger Company 31

5 Back on Track: Convalescence, Marriage, and the Ranger Department 53

6 Latin Sojourn: U.S. Army Caribbean Command and Forming the Colombian Ranger School 75

7 Climbing the Army School Ladder: Infantry Advanced Course, USMAPS, and the Command and General Staff College 93

8 Tenth Special Forces Group: Three-Year Idyll in Bavaria 107

9 Three More Way Stations Cleared: Armed Forces Staff College, the Pentagon, and U.S. Army War College 121

10 Strike Force: Battalion Command in Vietnam 133

11 Tet: The Unexpected Crossover 157

12 West Point: Changing Times at the Academy 183

13 The Fort Carson Blues: Troubled Birth of the New Army 197

14 Life in Mufti: Outward Bound, Discovery, and MicroBilt 213

15 Not All Old Soldiers Fade Away: Fort Benning Redux 231

Afterword General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.) 253

Acknowledgments 259

Index 263

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