Edward J. Gotthelf III

Edward J. Gotthelf III

Edward J. Gotthelf III

Colonel Edward J. Gotthelf III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 6 September 1945, class 486. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 2d Battalion, 5th Infantry, Ebelsberg, Austria. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Special Services Officer, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Yokohama, Japan; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters & Service Group, GHeadquarters, Tokyo, Japan; Platoon Leader, Co B, 14th Inf Regiment, Korea; Company Commander, Co A, Div Trains, 7th Armored Div, Camp Roberts, California; Company Commander, Co C, 350th Infantry Regiment, Salzburg, Austria;  Ajutant, 1st Bn, 350th Inf Regiment, Salzburg, Austria; Asst Operations Officer, G3 Section, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, U.S. Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Operations Officer, 2d Battle Group, 4th Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, Co D, 2d Battle Group, 4th Infantry, Bamberg, Germany; Commandant, 3d Infantry Division, NCO Academy, Kitzingen, Germany; Senior Unit Advisor (Reserve), Southern California Sector Command, Maywood, California; Senior Advisor, Duc My Training Complex, Training Directorate, USMACV, Vietnam; Chief, Individual Training, Headquarters, Fifth U.S. Army, Chicago, Illinois; Director, Supply & Maint, Headquarters, US SUPDIST Nord Bayern, Nurnberg, Germany; Commanding Officer, Wildflecken Training Area, Wildflecken, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Vietnamese Ranger Badge; Distinguished Marksman Badge (Rifle); CIB; Armed Forces Honor Medal, 1st Class (Vietnamese); Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star; Good Conduct Medal; ARCOM w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal; Legion of Merit.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00359