If you have watched Netflix's "Siege of Jadotville
", Faulques is (supposedly) the "bad guy", the French leader of the mercenaries and Katagans besieging the Irish troops. Although ... he wasn't there that day, and the siege was led by one of his lieutenants.
Faulques was a hero from the Indochina war, wounded multiple times. In 1948, he had both feet shot by a machine leading a close combat charge, and two years later received four wounds at the battle of the RC4 (Colonial Road 4) and captured. Some wounds were inflicted by bayonets after he was put out of action, to finish him off. Yet he surveied, but in such a bad shape that the VM considered he wouldn't live more than 24h, therefore agreed (against their usual policy to not release officer) to generously give him back to the French Army.
Faulques survived and came back in Indochina 3 years later, then fought in Algeria (where like many paratroop officers he became involved in torture) and Katanga. There, although offciialy a mere mercenary, he was actually "on leave from the army" under the French governement's order.