Lt. General Frank E. Petersenas autobiography provides a critical examination of this remarkable Marineas career, from his accomplishments as the first black pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps to his promotion to Lieutenant General and final service as Commander U.S. Marine Corp Base Quantico, Virginia. At the time of his retirement in 1988, General Petersen was the first and only black pilot to hold command and the only black general in the Marine Corps. A new addition to the Leatherneck Classics series, this story of great personal determination and impressive leadership provides a clear understanding of an inspirational path to success in the militarySo many units had been deactivated after World War II that President Truman had found it necessary to activate reserve units ... An officersa#39; club made of stone, prefab maintenance shacks, the runway of glistening Marsten steel matting. ... So I was understandably apprehensive, not only about watching the aprofessionalsa so I wouldna#39;t make operational mistakes, but ... I did have some friends, however.
|Title||:||Into the Tiger's Jaw|
|Author||:||Frank Peterson Jr.|
|Publisher||:||Naval Institute Press - 2013-04-22|