Billy M. Stanberry
Colonel Billy M. Stanberry was commissioned and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 31 August 1953, class number 63. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Headquarters, 7th Training Battalion, Fort Bliss, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Security, 2d Battalion Combat Team, Camp Iceland; S-4/ Instructor, 44th Ranger Company, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant G-3 and G-3, Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Company Commander, Company D, 2/39th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; SF Detachment S-3, Company B, 1st SFG, 1st SF, Vietnam; Group S-4, Headquarters, 1st SFG, 1st SF, Okinawa, Japan; Group S-5, Headquarters 45th SFG, Vietnam; Province Senior Advisor, MACV, Advisor Team 55, Kien Giang, Vietnam; J-3/J-2, Headquarters SP Operations Europe, Germany; Special Operations Division Chief, Headquarters FORSCOM, DCSOPS, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Commander, Headquarters, 4th PSYOP Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | Colonel Stanberry's awards and decorations include: Ranger Tab, Vietnam Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Rd Medal, Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Vietnam CA Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Medal, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit.