Alexander Evert Kawilarang

  • alex evert kawilarang
    col kawilarang, kenang-kenangan pada panglima besar letnan djenderal soedirman, p27.jpg
    alex kawilarang circa 1950
    born(1920-02-23)february 23, 1920
    batavia, dutch east indies
    diedjune 6, 2000(2000-06-06) (aged 80)
    jakarta, indonesia
    allegianceindonesia indonesia
    permesta
    years of service1945–1961
    rankcolonel (tni)
    commander (permesta)
    unitknil (1941-1942)
    t & t iii siliwangi (1946-1948 & 1951-1956)
    t & t i bukit barisan (1948-1950)
    t & t vii wirabuana (1950-1951)
    permesta (1958-1961)
    commands heldt & t i bukit barisan (tni)
    t & t iii siliwangi (tni)
    t & t vii wirabuana (tni)
    permesta

    alexander evert kawilarang (23 february 1920 – 6 june 2000) was an indonesian freedom fighter, military commander, and founder of kesko tt, what would become the indonesian special forces unit kopassus. however, in 1958 he resigned his post as military attaché to the united states to join the separatist permesta movement where he encountered kopassus as his opponent. his involvement in permesta damaged his promising military career, but he remained popular and active in the armed forces community.

  • early life
  • indonesian national revolution
  • expeditionary force to east indonesia
  • kopassus
  • military attaché to the us
  • permesta
  • civilian life
  • death
  • personal life
  • references
  • bibliography

Alex Evert Kawilarang
Col Kawilarang, Kenang-Kenangan Pada Panglima Besar Letnan Djenderal Soedirman, p27.jpg
Alex Kawilarang circa 1950
Born(1920-02-23)February 23, 1920
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
DiedJune 6, 2000(2000-06-06) (aged 80)
Jakarta, Indonesia
AllegianceIndonesia Indonesia
Permesta
Years of service1945–1961
RankColonel (TNI)
Commander (Permesta)
UnitKNIL (1941-1942)
T & T III Siliwangi (1946-1948 & 1951-1956)
T & T I Bukit Barisan (1948-1950)
T & T VII Wirabuana (1950-1951)
Permesta (1958-1961)
Commands heldT & T I Bukit Barisan (TNI)
T & T III Siliwangi (TNI)
T & T VII Wirabuana (TNI)
Permesta

Alexander Evert Kawilarang (23 February 1920 – 6 June 2000) was an Indonesian freedom fighter, military commander, and founder of Kesko TT, what would become the Indonesian special forces unit Kopassus. However, in 1958 he resigned his post as military attaché to the United States to join the separatist Permesta movement where he encountered Kopassus as his opponent. His involvement in Permesta damaged his promising military career, but he remained popular and active in the armed forces community.