Charles L. Crain

Charles L. Crain

Charles L. Crain

Colonel Charles L. Crain was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 19 October 1942, class number 85A. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company H, 112th Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Executive, Recon Officer, Co H, 112th Infantry; Company Commander, Co H, 112th Infantry; Company Commander and ROTC Instructor, Co A, 3769 SCU, Univ of Minnesota; Company Commander, Co D, 38th Infantry; Company Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, 3d Battalion, 34th Infantry; S-1 and Adjutant, 34th Infantry; Asst S-3 and I&E Officer; Operations Officer - S-3, 14th Infantry; Assistant G-3 and G-3, 3d Inf Div, Korea; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 7th Inf; PMS, Det 5, 2304-3 Instr Gr, Massanutten Military Academy; Assistant G2, G2 Section, Headquarters Seventh U.S. Army; Chief, Training Division, G2 Section, Headquarters Seventh U.S. Army; Assignment Officer, Infantry Branch, Officer Assignment Div, Headquarters DA; Chief Colonels Assignment, Infantry Branch, Officer Assignment Div, Headquarters DA; Senior Advisor, 9th Infantry Div, Det MAAG Vietnam; Brigade Commander, Headquarters, 2d Brigade, 2d Armored Div; Chief Classification & Standards Div, Director Mil Plans & Policy, D.CSPER, DA. | Colonel Crain's awards and decorations include: Commendation W/MP/w 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Gallantry Cross w/Pals, Vietnam; National Order of Vietnam, Fifth Class; Air Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Combat Infantryman Badge w/Star; Purple Heart; Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Silver Star.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1967

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00260