Don R. Hickman
Colonel (later Brigadier General) Don R. Hickman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in May of 1942. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 76 Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 76 Infantry Division, Germany; Battalion Executive Officer, 27 Infantry, 25th Division, Korea; Chief Plans Division III Corps; J-3 Plans, Headquarters Caribbean Command; Chief Infantry Officers Assignment Branch, DA; Chief Advisor Royal Iranian Infantry School; Battalion Commander, 5th Infantry Division; 3rd Brigade Commander, 5th Infantry Division; Chief Mobilization Planning Branch, DA. | Colonel Hickman's awards and decorations include: Purple Heart; Army Commendation Medal; Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster; Silver Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster.