Frank S. Westling

WRESTLING,FRANK
Frank S. Westling

Frank S. Westling

Colonel Frank S. Westling entered the United States Army on 22 May 1944. He graduated from Ground General School, Fort Riley, KS, Class Number 5, and was Commissioned 31 August 1948. He served as Assistant Regimental Adjutant, Headquarters, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment from February to December 1950. | His subsequent duty assignments: In 1951 and 1952, he served in Korea as a Platoon Leader and Battalion S-3 with the 3d Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment. In 1953-1954, he was stationed at Fort Benning, serving as an Assistant S-3 and a Company Commander. From 1957 to 1959, Colonel Westling served in Paris, France in the Office of the Adjutant General, Seine Area Command. In 1961-1962, he was stationed at Fort Devens, MA with the 2d Infantry Brigade as S-1 and S-2. Colonel Westling served in Vietnam in 1962-1963 and then again in 1971-1972. In between these two overseas assignments, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC as the 13th Psychological Warfare Battalion Commander and as a Psychological Operations Group Commander, 1966 and 1971. From 1972-1975, Colonel Westling served with the U.S. Army Recruiting Center at Fort Sheridan, IL, first as Chief of Staff of the 5th Recruiting District, and finally as Deputy Commander of the center. | Military schools and training: Colonel Westling has attended the Advanced Infantry Officer Course, the Command and General Staff College, the Special Warfare School, and the U.S. Army War College. | Awards and Decorations: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device and w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, World War II Victory Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Joint Services Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Riley, Kansas

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01034