Edward J. Callahan
The Honorable Edward Jerome Callahan was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 35, 15 July 1942. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 86th Battalion, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Antitank Company, 413th Infantry, 104th Infantry Division, Camp Adair, Oregon; Student and Casual Officer, Parachute School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Platoon Leader, Company A, 503rd Parachute Infantry, New Guinea; Platoon Leader, Company B, 503rd Parachute Infantry, Philippine Islands. | His military education and training includes: Officer Candidate School and Parachute School. Military awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star w/V Device, Purple Heart, Bronze Star (Meritorious), Presidential Unit Citation, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal w/4 Bronze Stars and Bronze Arrowhead, Army Reserve Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal w/Bronze Star, Philippine Independence Medal, Parachutist Badge. | Mr. Callahan is a graduate of the University of Florida (Associate of Arts); Emory University (Bachelor of Arts) and University of Georgia (Bachelor of Business Administration).