Franklin W. Trapnell

Franklin W. Trapnell

Franklin W. Trapnell

Colonel Franklin Trapnell was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class Number 11-63 on 11 September 1963. His first duty assignment was Pathfinder Detachment Commander, HHC, 11th Aviation Group, 11th Air Assault Division, Fort Benning, GA. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1/A/1-511 Infantry, 11th AAD, Fort Benning; Platoon Leader, Recon Plt, D/1-511 Infantry, 11th AAD, Fort Benning, GA; Executive Officer, D/2-8 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Company Commander, D/2-8 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; S-3 Air, 2-8 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; S-2, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Company Commander, HHC, 2d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Degree Completion and Graduate School; District Senior Advisor, DUC District, Prov Ouang RVN; Professor of Military Science John Hopkins University; Assistant PMS, S-3, 2-3th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Executive Officer, 2-3th Infantry, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; S-3, 2d Bde, 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Operations Officer, USAREUR Labor Service Agency, Germany; Executive Officer, 2d Brigade, 2d Armor Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion Commander, 1-41 Infantry (Bradley) 2d AD, Fort Hood, Texas; Team Commander, Bradley New Equipment Training Team, USAIS; TRADOC, System Manager for Bradley, Headquarters, TRADOC, Fort Benning, GA. | In addition, Colonel Trapnell attended Basic Combat Training, Infantry Advanced Individual Training, Basic Airborne Course, Special Forces Qualification Course, Infantry Officers Advanced Course, NBC Course, Foreign Service Institute, Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College. | His military awards include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Presidential Unit Citation w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Foreign Awards.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

  • Year Inducted

    1987

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01206