Charles E. Weddle
Colonel Charles E. Weddle was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 25 January 1945, Class Number 7. His first duty assignment was as Company Commander, Battalion S-2, 1st Battalion, 187th GIR, 11th Airborne Division, Luzon, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion S-3, 1st Battalion, 187th GIR, 11th Airborne Division, Japan; Battalion Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 187th GIR, 11th Airborne Division, Japan; Commander, Recruiting and Induction Station, 2313 Army Service Unit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Commander, Recruiting and Induction Station, 2322 Army Service Unit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Company Commander, Battalion S3, Assistant Regimental S-3, 3rd Battalion, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Korea; Test Officer, Airborne Service Test Division, AFFB1, Army Field Forces Board No. 1, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Advisor, Chinese Nationalist Army Airborne Regiment, Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG), Formosa; Plans and Operations Officer, Army Section, MAAG, Formosa; Staff Officer, Organization and Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Special Weapons Branch, ODCSOPS, Headquarters, Allied Land Forces Southeast (AFSE), Verona, Italy; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Fort Devens and Vietnam; Brigade Executive Officer, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Inspector General, U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, and Fort Dix, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Commander, Headquarters Command, U.S. Army Training Center, Infantry, and Fort Dix, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Community Commander, VII Corps, USAREUR, Neu Ulm, Germany; Deputy Post Commander, Headquarters, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Medal, Air Medal (3d Award), Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with 3 stars), Army Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2d Award), Korean Service Medal (with 3 stars), Vietnam Service Medal, Service Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantry (3d Award), Glider Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge (2 Combat Jump Stars), Army General Staff Identification Badge.
Military schools attended include: AG School, IOAC, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Language School, Italian War College-Superior Course.