The Tiger Man of Vietnam

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The Tiger Man of Vietnam

The Tiger Man of Vietnam As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm Inwardly he was incredibly excited Aged highly trained with experience in anti communist

  • Title: The Tiger Man of Vietnam
  • Author: Frank Walker
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  • Page: 485
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  • As he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm Inwardly he was incredibly excited Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti communist guerilla warfare, he was about to embark on the biggest and most important mission of his life In 1963, Australian Army Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam It was oAs he flew over South East Asia towards Vietnam, Captain Barry Petersen struggled to keep an aura of calm Inwardly he was incredibly excited Aged 28, highly trained, with experience in anti communist guerilla warfare, he was about to embark on the biggest and most important mission of his life In 1963, Australian Army Captain Barry Petersen was sent to Vietnam It was one of the most tightly held secrets of the Vietnam War long before combat troops set foot there and under the command of the CIA, Petersen was ordered to train and lead guerilla squads of Montagnard tribesmen against the Viet Cong in the remote Central Highlands Petersen successfully formed a fearsome militia, named Tiger Men A canny leader, he was courageous in battle, and his bravery saw him awarded the coveted Military Cross, and worshipped by the hill tribes But his success created enemies, not just within the Viet Cong Like Marlon Brando s character in Apocolyse Now , some in the CIA saw Petersen as having gone native His refusal, when asked, to turn his Tiger Men into assassins as part of the notorious CIA Phoenix Program only strengthened that belief The CIA strongly resented anyone who stood in their way Some in the US intelligence were determined Petersen had to go and he was lucky to make it out of the mountains alive THE TIGER MAN OF VIETNAM reveals the compelling true story of little known Australian war hero Barry Petersen.

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    One thought on “The Tiger Man of Vietnam

    1. Dave on said:

      A fascinating story of an Australian soldier running a covert program for the CIA, years before Australian combat troops went to Vietnam.This book gives an Australian perspective on the Vietnam war that focuses on one part of the role that the CIA played, and Australia's participation. The story is engaging, and the subject matter compelling. Walker obviously has a lot of respect for his subject, but it never veers into the realms of hagiography as he seeks out the recollections of other people [...]

    2. Alexandra Donnelly on said:

      It isn't my favourite military reads, but still good nonetheless.

    3. Cameron on said:

      Reading this then a bit about the Phoenix Program gave me a new even more unpleasant feel for "Apocalypse Now". The book itself is a bit flawed as the writing is not brilliant (a journo wrote it) and very subjective but at the same time detached. You never really get a feel for the man or his motivations, but you "know" that he was doing right and those rascally CIA men were wrong. I got real feeling that bits were missing or glossed over. The final couple of chapters are not enough to balance o [...]

    4. Daniel Watson on said:

      A very interesting and different view from an Australian officer who spent two years living and training hell tribesmen during the Vietnam war.

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