Antonio L. Suarez
Captain Antonio “Tony” L. Suarez enlisted in the United States Army and completed Basic Infantry Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Thereafter completed advanced individual training at the United States Army Aviation School at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He was transferred to the 11th Air Assault (TEST) Division at Fort Benning, Georgia. He then attended Infantry Officer Candidate School, 52d Company, 5th Student Battalion, class 2-65 in Fort Benning, Georgia and on 15 February 1965 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Unit Officer F Company, Infantry School Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer F Company, Infantry School Battalion Fort Benning, Georgia; Tactical Officer 61st Company, 6th Student Battalion, Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Senior Tactical Officer (Executive Officer) 61st Company 6th Student Battalion, Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Adjutant, 6th Student Battalion, Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander 61st Company 6th Student Battalion; Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning Georgia; Commanded and trained the first group of 14 Vietnamese Officer Candidates in Fort Benning, Georgia; Infantry Battalion Advisor, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam; Infantry Battalion Training Advisor, Vietnamese Infantry School, Officer Candidate Program, Thu Duc, Vietnam. Recruited and Commanded a large group of Vietnamese Officer Candidates and trained them in Vietnam to attend Infantry Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Georgia. | His military education consists of: Basic Infantry Training; Multi Engine Aircraft maintenance course, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Infantry Officer Candidate School; Airborne School; Ranger School, United States Army Special Warfare School and Language School (Vietnamese) Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Counterinsurgency Course for Phoenix (Phung Hoang) Advisors, Vung Tau Vietnam. | His Military awards include: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device; Vietnam Service Medal; Parachute Badge; Ranger Tab; Army Commendation Medal; Bronze Star Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge, 2 Overseas Service Bars; Vietnamese Training Service Medal; Vietnam Police Honor Medal, Second Class; Vietnam Police Honor Medal, First Class; United States Medal for Civilian Service in Vietnam.