Edgar S. Burroughs III

BURROUGHS III,EDGAR
Edgar S. Burroughs III

Edgar S. Burroughs III

Lieutenant Colonel Edgar S. Burroughs was commissioned as an Armor Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School Class 23-70, 22 October 1970. His first duty assignment was as Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bindlach, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Tank Company and Support Platoon Leader, Assistant S-4 and S-4, 1-2 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Bindlach, Germany; Commander, D Troop and Squadron Motor Officer, 2/17 Squadron, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; G-4 Maintenance Officer, 2d IN DIV, Korea; Commander, HHC 4/40 Armor BN and S-4, 3rd BDE, 4th IN Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; New Equipment Mobile Training Team Leader, North Yemen; G-4 Plans and Operations Officer and Deputy G-4, 8th IN Division, Bad Krueznach, Germany; Executive Officer, 5/77 Armor, 3rd BDE, 8th IN Division, Mannheim, Germany; Chief of Combat Arms Department, Signal School, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Deputy Brigade Commander, 15th Signal BDE, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Logistical Assistance Officer, 1st IN Division, Fort Riley, Kansas (deployed with division to Desert Storm). | Lieutenant Colonel Burroughs's military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (3Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon, National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Airborne Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Airborne Badge (Germany), and the Shooters Badge (Germany). | Following his retirement, Lieutenant Colonel Burroughs was employed as the Transportation Manager for Aflac, Inc. in Columbus, Georgia.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Knox, Kentucky

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    2011

  • Branch Of Service

    Armor

  • HF ID #

    HF_02535

  • NA ID#

    NA_00003