Howard W. Whipple
Colonel Howard Woodrow Whipple was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 21 February 1946, class number 535. His first duty assignment was as Army Exchange Officer, Headquarters, 69th Replacement Depot, Marburg, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Post Engineer, 7817 SCU, Bad Tolz, Germany; Post Motor Officer, 7822 SCU, Bad Tolz, Germany; Radio Intelligence Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Vint Hillls Farm Station, Warrenton, Virginia; Platoon Leader and Company commander, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 196th Regiment, Camp Carson, Colorado and Fort Richardson, Alaska; Company Commander, Company L, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2d U.S. Infantry Division, Korea; Infantry Battalion Advisor, Det 2, 1129 SU, Keene, New Hampshire; Infantry Battalion Advisor, Det 2, 1122 SU, Quincy, Massachusetts; Chief Service Section, Operations Officer, company d, ISB, TSD, Fort Benning, Georgia; Budget Staff Officer, USCONARC (7100 and 8200), Fort Monroe, Virginia; Division Finance Officer, Headquarters, 4th Armored Division, Goeppingen, Germany; Finance and Accounting Officer, USA Training Center, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Chief, Vietnamese Advisor Division, comptroller, US Military Assistance command, Saigon, Vietnam; Chief, Finance and Accounting, USA, Sentinal Log Command, Huntsville, Alabama; Comptroller, Headquarters USA Ryukus Island, Okinawa, Japan; Senior Advisor, director General for Finance and Audit, MOND Saigon, Republic of Vietnam. | His awards and decorations include: Order of Military Merit (HWashingtonRANG) Korean, Civil Action Medal, Rural Development Medal, Tech Training Medal, Staff Service Medal, Honor Medal, Army Distinguished Service Medal Vietnam, Purple Heart (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army commendation Medal, Joint Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal, Bronze Star (with V Device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Combat Infantryman Badge.