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Jean Sassi in 1944
11 June 1917|
9 January 2009|
|Years of service||1938-1971|
World War II|
First Indochina War
Commander of the Légion d'honneur|
Croix de guerre 1939-1945
Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures
Jean Sassi (11 June 1917 – 9 January 2009) was a French Army colonel and intelligence service officer, former "Jedburgh" (BCRA) of France and Far East. Commando chief of the SDECE's 11th Shock Parachutist Regiment (11e Régiment Parachutiste de Choc). Maquis chief in French Indochina through the GCMA (1953–1955).
Honours and awards
- Commander of the Legion of Honour
- Croix de Guerre 1939-1945
- Croix de guerre des théâtres d'opérations extérieures
- Croix de la Valeur Militaire
- Croix du combattant volontaire 1939–1945
- Medal of the Order of a Million Elephants and White Parasol
- Jean Sassi's obituary Invalid language code.
- Jean Sassi and his Hmong troops in Laos, Official video published by the French Ministry of Defense
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