David O. Kramer
Colonel David O. Kramer was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 1 August 1946, Class Number 540. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 349th Infantry, 88th Infantry Division, Italy. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Trieste, Company M, 351 Infantry; Company Commander, Company E, F, 223rd Infantry, 40 Division, Korea; Det. Commander, 535 MI Battalion, Hof, Germany; Chief, Order of Battle Sec, Headquarters Seventh Army, Germany; Intelligence Officer, Headquarters, 2nd Army, Fort Meade, Maryland; Opns Officer, MAAG, Vietnam; S-2, S-3, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; G-5, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Army Attache, U.S. Embassy, Buenos Auries, Argentina; Inspector General, Headquarters, USARV, Vietnam. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster; Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Silver Star; Bronze Star w/V (3); Purple Heart; Joint Service Commendation Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Assault Badge; World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation, UN Service Medals; Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal; Parachutist Badge, Jumpmaster Vietnamese and Argentine Airborne Medals; Armed Forces Reserve American Defense, American Campaign Medal, Vietnamese and Argentine Airborne Medals. | Military schools attended include: Infantry Advanced, Command and General Staff College, ALS (Russian, Spanish), Airborn School, Jumpmaster, Defense Int.