Dading Kalbuadi Military Person
Dading Kalbuadi (Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dading Kalbuadi) (14 April 1931 - 10 October 1999) was an Indonesian Army Officer and the commander of Operation "Seroja" (Operation Lotus) during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor (1975-1976). He last served as an Inspector General of the Departement Of Defense of Indonesia. He collected over 25 medals and a number of honors from abroad, including from France, United States, Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia. Dading Kalbuadi was born in Adipala (Central Java), April 14, 1931. As a teenager, he joined the IMAM (Indonesia Merdeka atau Mati) which has most of its operation in Banyumas. He was jointed with Chalmi Imam Santoso (CI Santoso) who also joins the Indonesian Special Forces (Kopassus) together with him. CI Santoso was first recognized after helping Colonel Edhi Wibowo during the crushing raid of PKI in Java. The person that is most responsible in determining Dading's Career is General (Ret.) Benny Moerdani. They have been close friends since P3AD (Pusat Pendidikan Perwira Angkatan Darat) in the early 1950s.