Dow S. Grones


Dow S. Grones

Colonel Dow S. Grones was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 7 June 1942, class number 21. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 10th Battalion, IRTC, Camp Wheeler, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Co CO, 10th Bn, IRTC, Camp Wheeler, Georgia; Guerrilla Leader, British Victor Force, China-Burma-India; Guerrilla Leader & Operations Officer, Det 101, OSS FE; Chief of Security Det, Joint Task Force I, Hollywood, California; Bn CO, 3d Bn, 505 AIR, 82d Abn Div; Bn CO, 3d Bn, 187 Abn RCT, Japan and Korea; Bn CO, RCT ExO, 3d Bn, 187 Abn RCT, Korea; Bn CO, 3d Bn, 508 Abn RCT, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; ACS G-2 and ACS G-3, Headquarters, 11th Abn Div; XO, ACS G-2, Headquarters, VII Corps, Germany; TF G-3, Task Force 201, Lebanon; Tng Div G-3 and Troop Commander, Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, GA; Chief, G-3, Plans Section, Headquarters XVIII Abn Corps, Deputy G-3, Headquarters, XVIII Abn Corps; J-3 Joint Unconventional Warfare Task Force Atlantic, CINorth CarolinaLANT, Norfolk, Virginia; Chief Ground Combat Div, Army Concept Team Vietnam; Chief, Special Ops Div, DCSOPS CONARC; Chief, OPS Div, DCSOPS CONARC.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Co CO, 10th Bn, IRTC, Camp Wheeler, Georgia
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Year Inducted
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