Frank Norton, Jr.
Colonel Frank Norton, Jr. was commissioned as a Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 20-67, 4 April 1967. His first duty assignment was as Ranger Instructor and later on requested to serve in Vietnam with 173rd Airborne Brigade. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Vietnam; Operations Officer, Company N, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 75th Ranger Regiment, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 17th Infantry Regiment. Company Commander, Ranger, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia; Battalion Commander, Fort Ord, California; Chief of Legislative Liaison, Washington, D.C.; Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Norton's military awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (1Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster) with “V” device, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (10 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Service Medal with numeral 5, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 2, Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Army Staff Identification Badge.