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The Resource Ranger : a soldier's life, Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) ; with D.K.R. Crosswell ; afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)

Ranger : a soldier's life, Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) ; with D.K.R. Crosswell ; afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)

Label
Ranger : a soldier's life
Title
Ranger
Title remainder
a soldier's life
Statement of responsibility
Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) ; with D.K.R. Crosswell ; afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On November 25, 1950, during one of the toughest battles of the Korean War, the US Eighth Army Ranger Company seized and held the strategically important Hill 205 overlooking the Chongchon River. Separated by more than a mile from the nearest friendly unit, fifty-one soldiers fought several hundred Chinese attackers. Their commander, Lieutenant Ralph Puckett, was wounded three times before he was evacuated. For his actions, he received the country's second-highest award for courage on the battlefield--the Distinguished Service Cross--and resumed active duty later that year as a living legend. In this inspiring autobiography, Colonel Ralph Puckett recounts his extraordinary experiences on and off the battlefield. After he returned from Korea, Puckett joined the newly established US Army Ranger Department, serving as an instructor and tactical officer, and commanding companies at Fort Benning and in the Ranger Mountain Camp in north Georgia. He went on to lead companies in Vietnam, train cadets at West Point, and organize the Escuela de Lancero leadership course in Colombia. Puckett's story is critical reading for soldiers, leaders, military historians, and others interested in the impact of conflict on individual soldiers as well as the military as a whole."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Puckett, Ralph
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Crosswell, D. K. R.
Series statement
American warriors
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  • Puckett, Ralph
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Puckett, Ralph
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
Label
Ranger : a soldier's life, Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) ; with D.K.R. Crosswell ; afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Georgia boy: early influences -- Want to be a flyboy: aviation cadet training with the U.S. Army Air Corps -- A soldier's apprenticeship: West Point, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Benning, Georgia -- Korea: Eighth Army Ranger Company -- Back on track: convalescence, marriage, and the Ranger Department -- Latin sojourn: U.S. Army Caribbean Command and forming the Colombian Ranger School -- Climbing the Army School Ladder: Infantry Advanced Course, USMAPS, and the Command and General Staff College -- Tenth Special Forces Group : three-year idyll in Bavaria -- Three more way stations cleared: Armed Forces Staff College, the Pentagon, and U.S. Army War College -- Strike force: battalion command in Vietnam -- Tet: the unexpected crossover -- West Point: changing times at the Academy -- The Fort Carson blues: troubled birth of the new Army -- Life in mufti: Outward Bound, Discovery, and MicroBilt -- Not all old soldiers fade away: Fort Benning redux -- Afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Control code
ocn971493588
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813169330
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1kqrrb2
  • f3002dc5-7d46-4883-98db-1e90ec718452
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971493588
Label
Ranger : a soldier's life, Colonel Ralph Puckett, USA (Ret.) ; with D.K.R. Crosswell ; afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Georgia boy: early influences -- Want to be a flyboy: aviation cadet training with the U.S. Army Air Corps -- A soldier's apprenticeship: West Point, Fort Riley, Kansas, and Fort Benning, Georgia -- Korea: Eighth Army Ranger Company -- Back on track: convalescence, marriage, and the Ranger Department -- Latin sojourn: U.S. Army Caribbean Command and forming the Colombian Ranger School -- Climbing the Army School Ladder: Infantry Advanced Course, USMAPS, and the Command and General Staff College -- Tenth Special Forces Group : three-year idyll in Bavaria -- Three more way stations cleared: Armed Forces Staff College, the Pentagon, and U.S. Army War College -- Strike force: battalion command in Vietnam -- Tet: the unexpected crossover -- West Point: changing times at the Academy -- The Fort Carson blues: troubled birth of the new Army -- Life in mufti: Outward Bound, Discovery, and MicroBilt -- Not all old soldiers fade away: Fort Benning redux -- Afterword by General David H. Petraeus, USA (Ret.)
Control code
ocn971493588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813169330
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1kqrrb2
  • f3002dc5-7d46-4883-98db-1e90ec718452
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)971493588

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