Donald E. Wilson

Donald E. Wilson

Donald E. Wilson

Colonel Donald Edward Wilson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 12 August 1958. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, Company E, 168th Infantry, Iowa Army National Guard, Des Moines, Iowa. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Company E, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, Shenandoah, Iowa; Company Commander, Company E, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, Shenandoah, Iowa; Company Commander, Company C, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, Des Moines, Iowa; Supply Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment (OCS Section), Iowa ARNG, Des Moines, Iowa; Train, Advise Counsel Officer, Headquarters & Headquarters Detachment (OCS Section), Iowa, ARNG, Des Moines, Iowa; S-3, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry 24th Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; District Senior Advisor, MACV TM 42 Phu Cat District, Binh Dinh Province, Republic of Vietnam; Team Leader/Shipping, U.S. Army Retraining Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Iowa Army National Guard, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Readiness Liaison Officer, Forces Command United States Army, Des Moines, Iowa; Logistics Readiness Staff Officer, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C.; Senior Army National Guard Advisor, United States Army Logistics Center, Fort Lee, Virginia; Senior Army National Guard Advisor, Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Virginia. | Colonel Donald Edward Wilson is a graduate of the National Guard Officer Candidate Course, the Associate Infantry Officer Career Course, Company Grade Officer Republic of Vietnam Refresher Course, Command and General Staff Course (Reserve Component), and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. | His military awards include: Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and V Device, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with 1 Bronze Star Device, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Second Award of Vietnam Staff Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Expert Infantryman Badge. | Colonel Wilson was serving as Director, Army Activities, National Guard Association of the United States at the time of his induction into the Hall of Fame.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Key Assignment

    Senior Army National Guard Advisor | Army Materiel Command | Alexandria, Virginia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1994

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01726