FRED A. HICKS

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FRED A. HICKS

Lieutenant Colonel Fred A. Hicks was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 August 1943, class number 280. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company E, 407th Infantry Reg, 102d Div, USA and Europe. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Regiment S-4, 14th Constabulary Regiment, European Theater of Operations; Tng Center S-4, Kafertal Tng Center, Kafertal, Germany; Regiment Instructor, California National Guard Instructor Group, Kern and Tulare Counties, California; Stu. Inf Off Adv Crse, The Infantry School, Fort Benning Georgia; Senior Instructor Army Officer Candidate School, Army General School, Fort Riley, Kansas; Chief, Tactical and Technical Subjects Section, Army General School, Fort Riley, Kansas; Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; CO, 2nd Bn, 35th Inf, 25th Inf Div, Korea; Regimental Executive Officer, 35th Inf. (CACTI) 25th Inf, Div, Korea; G-3, 25th Inf Div, Korea and Hawaii; Chief of Staff, 25th Inf Div and concurrently Deputy Post Comdr, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Assistant Commandant, U.S. Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; Student, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. | His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Soldier's Medal, the Bronze Star w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Def Comd Medal, CIB, Legion Merit, Gold Cross Armed Forces Venezuela, Gold Cross Army Venezuela.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Silver Star
Graduation Year
1943
Year Inducted
1959
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00044

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