Boyd T. Wilson

Boyd T. Wilson

Boyd T. Wilson

Colonel Boyd T. Wilson, Sr. was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from OCS Class #265, 7 July 1943. His first assignment upon commissioning was as Instructor, Weapons Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.| His subsequent assignments include: Instructor, Infantry Insurgent Training Center, Rome, Italy; Company Commander, 1st Replacement Detachment, Luzon, Philippines; Company Commander, and Regimental S3, 141st Infantry, 36th Division, San Antonio, Texas; Instructor, Staff Department, Intelligence Group, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georiga; Battalion Executive Officer and Company Commander, 350th Infantry, Salzburg, Austria; Claims Officer, Staff Judge Advocate, Mannheim, Germany; S-1, Battalion Executive Officer and Company Commander, 2nd Brigade, 39th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Infantry Advisor, Turkish Third Army, Erzurum, Turkey; Training Officer, G3 Division, Headquarters, 4th Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Professor of Military Science, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. | Colonel Wilson is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. | His military awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Ribbon, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon (Italy), Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, World War II Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal (Germany, Italy, and Austria), National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve medal w/ 20 year Service Device, National Guard Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster (10 years), and Philippine Liberation Ribbon.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Army Commendation Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1988

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01251