Henry A. Flertzheim, Jr.

Henry A. Flertzheim, Jr.

Henry A. Flertzheim, Jr.

Colonel Henry A. Flertzheim Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 20 May 1947, class number 4. His first duty assignment was as Tester, Headquarters Company, Test Detachment, Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Resigned commissioned as an Engineer Officer upon graduation from the Unites States Military Academy, West Point, New York; Company Commander, Battalion S-3 and S-4, 1343rd Combat Engineer Battalion and 76th Engineer Duum Truck Company, Korea; Instructor and Associate Professor of Physics, Physics and Chemistry Department, West Point, New York; Company Commander, Battalion S-3 and Battalion XO, 24th Armored Engineer Battalion, 4th Armored Division, Furth, Germany; Director and principal author of major strategic mobility study, Plans Directorate, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Army General Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Battalion commander and Division Engineer, 68th Combat Engineer Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; J-5, Directorate, Joint Staff, Office of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer, Nuclear Branch; MACV Advisory Team No 1 and First Regional Assistance Command, I Corps, Vietnam; Faculty Member, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.; District Engineer, San Francisco Engineer District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco, California. | His awards and decoration include: American Theater of Operations Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal (8 Campaigns), United Nations Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Technical Service Medal (1st Class), Republic of Vietnam Staff Service Medal (1st Class), US Meritorious Unit Citation, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation,  Republic of Vietnam Civic Action with Palm Unit Citation Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star Unit Citation of 10th ARepublic of Vietnam Engineer Group as personal decoration, Army Commendation Medal, (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Medal (4 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Medal, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit (3 Oak Leaf Cluster).

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1981

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00967