Hanz K. Druener
Colonel Hanz K. Druener was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 11 August 1943, class number 283. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 2d Battalion, 504 Paratroop Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 504 Paratroop Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Europe; Battalion S-3, 3d battalion, 305 Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division, New York City; Platoon Leader, 504th Airborne Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion S-3 and Company Commander, 504th Airborne Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, Georgia; Company Commander, 3d Battalion, 224 Infantry Regiment, Korea; Battalion S-3, Assistant Regimental S-3, Korea; Instructor, Infantry School, Tactics Department, Fort Benning, Georgia; G-4 Plans, XVIII Airborne Corps, G-4 Section, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; G-3 Section, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Aviation Advisor, MAAG, Bonn, Germany; Brigade Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, 3d Brigade, 82nd Airborne, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 505 Infantry, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Aviation Plans Office, Vietnam; Commander, 16th Aviation Group, Vietnam; Chief, G-3 Plans, Headquarters XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Commander and Chief of Staff, 1st Brigade, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Army Attache, US Embassy, Bonn, Germany. | Colonel Druener's awards and decorations include: Belgian Fourragere, Korean Presidential unit Citation, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Vietnamese Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class, Combat Infantryman Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star (Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit and the Silver Star.