Lieutenant Colonel Pete Fanning is battalion commander of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment. He is an NPC in the King's Ransom module.
Twilight 2000 canon Edit
Upon his graduation from the University of Georgia in 1990, Pete Fanning decided to make the military his career. Pete's father wasn't too happy with this decision, as he had hoped his son would join him in their Atlanta-based investment firm. He felt that Pete's interest in the military was just a passing fancy.
Pete's interest in the military was more than temporary, however. He was awarded the Bronze Star during Operation West Line in the Philippines in 1992, and by 1995 he was a Captain in command of a rifle company in the 101st Air Assault Division.
When the 101st began preparations for overseas deployment in 1996, Pete was faced with a difficult choice. His father had used his influence to get Pete reassigned to the Pentagon. It was a tempting offer, but Pete turned it down. In March of 1997, Pete took a last look at American soil and boarded the plane for Saudi Arabia.
In May, Pete's company was in the first assault wave that took Bushehr. It was during this battle that Pete won the Silver Star and his promotion to Major. For the next two years, he served as executive officer of his battalion. Then, in December of 1999, Pete was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and given command of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Air Assault Division's Third Brigade. It was quite an accomplishment for a man who'd just turned 31.
When the decision to occupy Lordegan was made in the fall of 2000, the assignment was given to Pete Fanning and his battalion of hardened veterans. They began deploying in late September and by the middle of December were ready to winter over in the city. During that winter, Pete worked with Major Tony Garth and his Special Forces detachment on a variety of military and civic action programs.
If Pete Fanning has a weakness, it's his fondness for small luxuries. He carries around with him a samovar that he "liberated" from the Soviet 105th Guards Airborne Division headquarters. He also collected Persian carpets and other small items with which to decorate his office and personal quarters. It should be noted that he does pay for them, either by barter or gold. His troops look upon this quirk with tolerance, figuring that the "old man" is entitled to a few little luzuries as a reminder of a home and lifestyle that now seem an eternity away.