Edwin W. Emerson
Colonel Edwin W. Emerson was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 26 July 1943, class number 275. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Tactics, Weapons Department, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader, B Co, 32d Inf, Okinawa Campaign; 1st Battalion and Regimental S-3, Headquarters, 32d Inf, Korea; Operations Officer, AC of SG-2, Headquarters, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Rifle Company Commander, 26th Inf Regiment, 1st Div, Bamberg, Germany; ROTC Instructor, A&M College of Texas, College Station, Texas; Executive Officer, 1st Bn, 21st Inf Regiment, Korea; Corps Plans Officer and Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, I Corps (Gp), Korea; Aide-de-Camp, Assistant J-3, Headquarters CARIBCOM, Quarry Heights, Canal Zone; DA Staff Officer, ODCSPER, Pentagon; Commander, 1-8 Cav and AC of SG-3, 1st Cav Div, Korea; Chairman, Operations Committee Chief, Tactics Group, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal w/V device and w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal.