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1966-1968 - Colonel: Commandement of the 75e régiment d'infanterie de ligne at Valence
1969-1972 - Groupe d'organisation des manoeuvres nationales to the Ecole Militaire in Paris, where his son Bernard, Sous-Lieutenant joined him in the Groupe de Recherche Opérationnelle de l'Armée de Terre
Médaillé du Corps expéditionnaire français d'Extrême-Orient (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia)
Médaillé des opérations de sécurité et de maintien de l'ordre en Algérie
Decorated in the Order of a Million Elephants (Laos)
He won six citations, of which two were in dispatches.
Tunisian campaign (citation in the divisional orders with the Croix de guerre)
A young company commander full of distinction, he distinguished himself, repeatedly engaging his unit and particularly in the valley of Oued Kebir on 17 and 25 April 1943, installing his artillery in difficult conditions under heavy fire. He then completed many missions in the plain of Pont-du-Thas, on 27, 28 and 29 April. Under heavy artillery and infantry fire he found the body of a chef de bataillon killed that morning. He continued [fighting] in the battles of 9 to 12 May (Nord de Zaghouan) to guarantee connections under violent enemy artillery fire.
French campaign (three days after entering the campaign)
An energetic and brave young officer, on 27 September 1944 he and his section were charged with covering the clearance of axis M...- la ch... Conducting an advance in force of several kilometres neutralising repeated resistance where pointing to the tanks and clearing his section in a final assault that left eight prisoners in his hands.