Introduction To General Hieu's Biography

I did not know General Hieu personally, but I spent three and a half years fighting the same war he did and I knew several of the people he mentioned: General Do Cao Tri, Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Toan, and Brigadier General Tran Quang Khoi. The biography reveals a gallant warrior of great integrity stemming from deep religious convictions. I found it fascinating and recommend it highly to all with an interest in the Viet Nam War.
 

RAYMOND R. BATTREALL
Colonel, Armor
US Army (Retired)
July 20, 1999


 
 


Colonel Raymond R. Battreall, (Ret),

- was commissioned in Cavalry from West Point in 1949
- and served in the 14th, 11th, and 3d Armored Cavalry Regiments and 1st Cavalry Division.
- He was Senior Advisor to the 4th ARVN Cavalry from May to November 1965;
- Senior Advisor, Republic of Viet Nam Armed Forces (RVNAF) Armor Command from November 1965 to May 1966
- and again from August 1970 to April 1972.
- He also commanded 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment in 1967-1968;
- served as Senior Joint Staff, SOUTHCOM and Deputy Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission, Saudi Arabia;
- and completed his service as Director of Armor Doctrine, USAARMS, Fort Knox, in 1978-1979.

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