Into the Tiger's Jaw: America's First Black Marine Aviator

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Naval Institute Press, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 334 pages
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Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen’s autobiography provides a critical examination of this remarkable Marine’s 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 military.

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<strong>Lt. General Frank E. Petersen</strong> enlisted in the Navy in 1950 and retired as a lieutenant general in 1988. To date, General Petersen has been the only black general in the USMC.

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