Charles H. Fry
Colonel Charles H. Fry was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4 April 1961. His first duty assignment was as Instructor Basic Airborne Cte, Company K, Abn USAIS; Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Instructor Pathfinder S-3 Air, Headquarters 8th SFG (Abn), Fort Gulick, Panama; CO OPN Det A, Company A, 8th SFG (Abn), Fort Gulick, Panama; Company Commander, 2nd Battalion 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, RVN; CO DET A-217 (Mike Force), RVN; Battalion Dep Commander, 2d Battalion 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, RVN; Plans and Training Advisor, USMILGP Uruguay; Staff Officer Strat Plans, ODCSOPS, Pentagon; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion 7th SFC (Abn), Fort Gulick, Panama; Chief U.S. Army Section, USMILGP Honduras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Chief of Office Defense Cooperation, USOD.C Paraguay, Asuncion, Paraguay. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star w/V Device w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/V Device w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal (5), USM-4, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, NonCommissioned Officer Professional Development RIbbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (5), United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Combat Infantryman Badge w/Star, Master Parachutist, Scuba Diver Badge, Pathfinder Badge, F-SIDBAD. | Military schools attended include: Airborne, Underwater Operation, German Language, Officer Candidate School, Pathfinder, Spanish Language, Free Fall Parachutist, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Uruguayan General Staff, Security Assistance Management, Foreign Area Officer Course, Senior Service College Selectee.