Edward B. Benedit
Colonel Edward B. Benedit was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 30 January 1953, class number 45. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 503d Airborne, Infantry Regiment, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, Company A, 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, Company A, 1st Battle Group, 3d Infantry Regiment, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.; Company Executive Officer, Company C, 1st Battle Group, 26th Infantry, Fort Riley, Kansas; Company Commander, Company D, 1st Battle group, 26th Infantry, 8th Infantry Division, Baumholder, Germany; Assistant S-3, Headquarters, 1st Battle Group, 26th Infantry, 8th Infantry Division, Baumholder, Germany; Associate Command and General Staff College, Headquarters XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Ground Liaison Officer, 838th Air Division, Pope Air force Base, North Carolina; Senior Advisor, 46th ARepublic of Vietnam Infantry Regiment, 25th ARepublic of Vietnam Division, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Project Officer for Small Arms Weapons Study/Combat Material Division/Infantry Rifle Unit Study/Contingency Plan Branch, Combat Developments Command Infantry Agency, Fort Benning, Georgia; Staff Officer, Contingency Plans Branch, ODCSOPS, Headquarters USAREUR and Seventh Army, Germany; Battalion commander, 1st Battalion, 54th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Bamberg, Germany; Senior Advisor, 7th ARepublic of Vietnam, 5th ARepublic of Vietnam Division, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Deputy Director Pers and Com Activity, Headquarters U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Benedit's awards and decorations include: Vietnam Gallantry Cross (with Palm and 3 Silver Stars), Vietnam Medal of Honor, 5th Class, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal (4th Award), Bronze Star (V Device and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit and the Silver Star.