Charles H. Heldreth

Charles H. Heldreth

Charles H. Heldreth

Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Heldreth served as a Platoon Leader, Company H, 362d Infantry, Camp White, Oregon in 1942, becoming Company Commander of Company H in 1944; 1945 he served as S3, 2d Battalion, 362d Infantry, 91st Division, Italy; 1946, he was a student in the Infantry Officer Course Number 1 at Fort Benning, Georgia; 1947, he served as Assistant Community Officer, Headquarters Bremerhave, Germany; 1948, served as S4 and Criminal Investigation Officer; 1949 he attended the Student Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia; 1950 he was the NG Instructor, Alabama National Guard, Dothan, Alabama; 1951 he served as Battalion CO, 3rd Battalion 28th Infantry, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 1952 became the Chief, Regimental Training Group, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; 1953-1954, he served as Battalion Executive Officer and later as S3, 1st Battalion, 350th Infantry, Salzburg, Austria, where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel; 1955, he served as Regimental Advisor, 175th Infantry, 29th Division, Maryland National Guard; 1956 he was a student at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; 1957 he served as Regimental Advisor, 175th Infantry, 29th Division, Maryland National Guard; 1958 he served as Senior Advisor, MAAG, Vietnam; 1959-1962, he served as an instructor and later as Operations Officer, Command and Staff Dept, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

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  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1963

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00179