Title: Infantry Battalion Commanders in Korea and Vietnam

Author: Scott, Francis Peter DSO (Col Rtd)

Condition: Near Mint Plus – Signed by the author on the title page

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 2022

ISBN: 9780646848020

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 247 pages

Comments: This book by Colonel F Peter Scott DSO MID (Retired) Former Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment in Vietnam 1971 records the basic details of the twenty-six commanding officers of Australia’s Infantry Battalions in Korea 1950-1953 and Vietnam 1965-1971. Only four of those Commanding Officers are still alive.

It covers the selection of commanding officers in World War 1 and 2 and the differences in selection for Korea and Vietnam.

From basic military information from their service records, families of deceased COs have added their comments and subsequently endorsed the story on their service, husband or father. Extensive research has extended to books on these two campaigns as well as eulogies and war diaries.

This book is not a deep study on the personality and achievements of these outstanding military officers of the Australian Army. Just a snapshot of their life. A few families have not been located and therefore their story stands alone. This has been disappointing, but their story is still told. Note that six of the RMC Class of 1948 were infantry battalion COs in Vietnam.