George C. Viney


George C. Viney

Colonel George C. Viney was commissioned an Infantry officer upon graduation from OCS on 31 October 1944. His first assignment upon commissioning was as Plt Ldr, C Co, 176th IRTB, 96th IRTR, Camp Hood, Texas. | His subsequent assignments include: S-1, HQ Co, ASCOMO FEC; S-1, Cdr, HQ Co, Kobe Base, FEC; Motor Off/S-3, Comdt Sec HQ, Kobe Base, FEC; Cdr, HQ, 3d Bn, 35th Inf, FEC; Cdr, G Co, 35th Inf, FEC; S-2, HQ 2d Bn, 35th Inf, FEC; Cdr, HQ, 2d Bn, 23d Inf, Fort Lewis, WA; Plt Ldr, A Co, 23d Inf, 2d Inf Div, Fort Lewis, WA; S-2, HQ 1st Bn, 23d Inf, Fort Lewis, WA; Instr (Tactics), HQ Co, lst Bn, 23d Inf, Fort Lewis, WA; Tng Insp, HQ, 2d Inf Div, Fort Lewis, WA; Asst S-3/Bn S-3/S-2/Adj, HQ, 43d AIB, Fort Sill, OK; Plt Ldr/Cdr, B Co, 5th Inf, FECOM; Bn S-3 HQ, lst Bn, 5th Inf, FECOM; Regt S-3, HQ Co, 5th RCT FECOM; Aide-de-Camp, 4000 ASU, HQ 4th U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston Texas; Asst XO/Cdr, HQ, 3d Bn, 12th Inf Regt, USAEUR; Tng Off/AC of S G-3, HQ, 4th Inf Div, USAEUR; Staff Off, AFSC, Norfolk, VA; Dpty Gp Cdr/Asst to Chief of Staff, HQ, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, KY; Dpty Cdr, 5th SFG (Abn) USARPAC, Vietnam; XO/Cdr, 3d Bde, 82d Abn Div, Fort Bragg, NC; Bde Cdr, HHC, 3d Bde, 82d Abn Div, ATF121AP0478; S-3, PAC Div J-3, USA ELM OJCS (SD 5400), Washington, D.C; Spec Asst to COFS, HQ, USA ELM, SHAPE;-Chief of Staff, HHC, 101st Abn Div (Ambl) USARPAC, Vietnam and Fort Campbell, KY; Acting Asst Div Cdr/Chief of Staff/AD.C(C), HHC, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, KY; Chief of Staff, HQ 5th U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Dpty Cdr, USARRVII, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. | Colonel Viney has attended the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff School, Atomic Weapons and GM Orientation, Airborne School, Jumpmaster School, National War College, and the U.S. Army Armor School. | His military awards and decorations include: the World War II Victory Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Infantryman Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, Air Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Medal of Honor First Class, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, General Staff Identification Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
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Legion of Merit
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