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During the Galactic Empire's reign over the galaxy,[1] which began in 19 BBY, and prior to the Battle of Hoth in 3 ABY,[2] a campaign occurred[4] on Culroon III. The conflict involved the Empire and the Culroonians, the inhabitants of Culroon III,[1] and occurred as a result of a revolt there.[3] The human male Maximilian Veers participated in the campaign[4] on behalf of the Empire, where he demonstrated his courage and cunning[1] and secured victory for the Empire through new tactics he had developed.[3] Veers' actions led to his eventual promotion to the rank of general in the Imperial Army,[1] and he was recognized by the Sith Lord Darth Vader, who requested Veers' assignment to his own Death Squadron.[3]

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The conflict on Culroon III was given an indirect mention in canon in Adam Gidwitz's 2015 children's book So You Want to Be a Jedi?, a retelling of the[1] 1980[5] film Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[1] It was referred to as a campaign in Star Wars: The Galactic Explorer's Guide, a 2019 reference book by Jason Fry.[4]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity a battle involving the Empire and the native Culroon of the planet Culroon III appeared in a short story called "The Promotion of Lieutenant Veers," published in The Star Wars Sourcebook in 1987. In the story, Maximilian Veers received a promotion from lieutenant to major after securing an Imperial victory.[6]

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