Edgar S. Burroughs, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel Edgar S. Burroughs, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 16 April 1942, class number 31. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Rifle Platoon, 2d Battalion, 179th Infantry, 45th Division, Amphibious landing in Sicily, Salerno, Italy. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, 2d Bn, 179th Inf, 45th Division, Amphibious landing Anzio, Italy; Section Peninsula Base, Italy; Recruiting Duty, 5th Army Headquarters, Omaha, Nebraska; Communications Dept, USAIS, Instr w/Communications Department; Company Commander, Regimental S-4, 27th Infantry, 25th Division, Korea; Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 27th Infantry, 25th Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, 2d Bn, 27th Inf 25th Div Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Civ Component Advisor, Wisconsin National Guard, Madison, Wisconsin; Advisor to 2d Inf Royal Thai Regiment, MAAG, Thailand; G3 Section, USAIC, Fort Benning, Georgia; G3, Match Dir & Range Control Officer, USAIC, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.