Francis C. Vossen


Francis C. Vossen

Colonel Francis C." Chick" Vossen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 12 March 1957, class number 2. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, Company I, 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Weapons Platoon Leader, Co C, 2d Battle Group, 4th Cav, 1st Cav Div, Korea; Team Leader, Detachment FB5, 77th Special Forces Gp Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Group Motor Officer, Group Asst Adjutant, Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 7th Special Forces Gp Airborne, 1st SF; Company commander, Co C, 2d Bn, 501st Inf, 101 Airborne Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S-4, Company Commander Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 2d Bn, 501st Inf, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S3, Headquarters & Headquarters Co, 3d Battalion, 508th Infantry, Fort Kobbe, Canal Zone; Dist Advr, US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Author/Instructor, Special Warfare Section, DJCASO, USA Command & General Staff College; Chief, Scenario Control Branch, Test Op Div, HHC, MASSTER; Security, Plans & Operations Officer, HHC Div Support, Command 1st Cav Div; Battalion Commander, HHC, 1st Battalion (Mech), 5th Cav, 1st Cav Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Asst Chief of Staff, G5, HHC, 1st Cav Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Professor of Military Science, USA ROTC Instructor Group Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. | His awards and decorations include: Master Prcht Badge, Ranger Tab, CIB, VSM, NDSM, Armed Forces Exped Mdl, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Bronze Star, ARCOM, AM, MSM, Bronze Star Medal w/V, Legion of Merit.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Weapons Platoon Leader, Co C, 2d Battle Group, 4th Cav, 1st Cav Div, Korea
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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