Dwight L. Adams
Colonel Dwight Lee Adams was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 6 July 1942, Class Number 29. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company D, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Company Executive Officer and Company Commander, Company D, 329th Infantry Regiment, 83d Infantry Division; Instructor (Defense Tactics Committee), Tactical Department, Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion S-3 and Company Commander, Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division, Italy; Battalion S-3 and Assistant Secretary General Staff, Headquarters, 1st battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Austria; Instructor, Mortar Committee, and Executive Officer, Weapons Department, Infantry School; Battalion Executive Officer, Assistant G-3, Post Commander, Headquarters, IX Corps School Center; Assistant G-1, IG (Division Chief), and Secretary General Staff, Headquarters RYUKYUS Command, Okinawa, Japan; Division Chief, G-1, Headquarters Infantry Center; Assistant G-3 and Chief Personnel Services Division (G-1), Headquarters, Seventh U.S. Army, Germany; Professor of Military Science, ROTC Instructor Group, South Dakota State University; Task Force and Base Executive Officer, Headquarters, Task Force Funston, 9th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Professor of Military Science, ROTC Instructor Group, South Dakota State University. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd award), Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, British Military Cross (Equiv to our Distinguished Service Cross), Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal, Bronze Star Medal (V Device and 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (Oak Leaf Cluster), Silver Star (Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II).