Buckner M. Creel III
Colonel Buckner Miller Creel III entered the Army in 1942 was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 75A on 1 October 1942. His first duty assignment was as Instructor Amphibious Training Command, Carrabelle, Florida. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Company G, 306th Inf, 77 Inf Div, Asiatic-Pacific Theater; Instructor Unit Jungle Training Center, OAHU, Territory of Hawaii; Exec O and Company Commander, COS G&H, 306th Inf, 77 Inf Div, Asiatic-Pacific; Company Commander, Headquarters Company IX Corps, Sendai, Japan; Company Commander, Company C, 7th Infantry, Task Force, Camp McCoy, Wisconsin; Instructor, Maryland National Guard, Salisbury, Maryland; Company CO, Bn S-3, XO, 3rd Battalion 24th Inf, 25 Inf Div, Korea; Instructor Inf Tactics, The Ordinance School, Aberdeen Prov, Maryland; Bn XO, 2/48th Armored Rifle Bn, 3rd Arm Div, Gelnhausen, Germany; Asst, Deputy and Sec of Gen Staff, O’Cinc SGS, Heidelberg, Germany; Deputy Chief of Staff, Military District of Washington, Washington, D.C.; Branch Chief, Division Chief, Office Asst Chief of Staff for Force Development, HQ DA; Commanding Officer, 1st Support Command, 1st Inf Div, Republic of Vietnam; Action Officer, Commands, Functions and Organizations, JS, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Executive Officer, Manpower and Forces Directorate, OACSFOR/ODCSOPS, Hq Dept of Army. | Colonel Creel III is a graduate of the Infantry School, Officer Candidate School, The Infantry School, Infantry Officers Advance Course, The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Regular Course, The U.S. Army War College, Regular Course. | Colonel Creel was a veteran of three wars and served on active duty for more than 32 years. | Colonel Creel was born in 1923 at Fort H.G. Wright, Fishers Island, New York, the sixth generation of his family to serve in the U.S. Army. His peace time service included a four-year tour in Germany, two w/ the Army Staff and a tour w/ the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Colonel Creel graduated from the Infantry School, the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. | His military decorations include the Combat Infantryman Badge 2d Award, the Silver Star, three awards of the Legion Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, six Bronze Stars, two awards of the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, eight Air Medals, two Commendation medals and thirteen battle stars on three theater service medals.