David E. Grange, Jr.
Lieutenant General David E. Grange, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidates School 19 May 1950. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 187th Airborne Regiment, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Commander, Rifle Company, 17th Infantry Regiment, Korea; Ranger Instructor, Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; served with Special Forces at Fort Bragg, North Carolina; assigned to 10th Special Forces Group, Germany; served on the Army General Staff at the Pentagon; Airborne/Ranger/Infantry Advisor, Department of Defense’s Research and Development Field Unit, Vietnam; Army Liaison Officer, United States Air Force Special Air Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-1, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Director, Allied Training Department of the Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, Division Support Command/3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Director, Ranger Department, United States Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Division Commander (Support), 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), Fort Carson, Colorado; Chief of Staff, I Corps (ROK/US) Group, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Commanding General, United States Army Readiness Region VIII, Headquarters, Denver, Colorado; Commanding General 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross, Soldiers Medal, Air Medal w/ V and 27 Devices, Bronze Star Medal w/ V device and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, United States Air Force Commendation Medal, Purple Heart, Korean Wharang Medal w/ Gold Star, Korean Cheonsu Medal, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/ 2 Palms and Silver Star Military Honor Medal (first class), Combat Infantryman Badge 2d and 3d Awards.