Edson Raff

Edson Raff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edson Duncan Raff (November 15, 1907 in New York City - March 11, 2003 in Garnett, Kansas) was an officer in the US Army and author of a book on paratroopers. He served as commanding officer of the first American paratroop unit to jump into combat, the 2nd Battalion 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, near Oran as part of Operation Torch. His book, We Jumped to Fight, was based on his experience in that operation and was published in 1944.Raff had served as First Captain of Cadets at a small prep school in Winchester, Virginia called the Shenandoah Valley Academy before serving in the Army. Due to the tough training course he gave the paratroopers in the 509th (and his stocky physique), Raff was nicknamed "Little Caesar" by them.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135750771
  • 9786135750775