Hugh J. Lynch

Hugh J. Lynch

Hugh J. Lynch

Colonel Hugh J. Lynch was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 19 April 1944, class number 322. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, company L, 410th Infantry, 103d Division, Camp Howze, Texas and Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Instructor, Company C, 175 Battalion, 96th Regiment and Company D, 116 Battalion, 78 Regiment, Camp Hood, Texas; Agriculture Officer, 69th Military Government Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Military Gov Group, Korea; Platoon Leader and XO, Heavy Motor Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division, Germany; Battalion S-2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry regiment, Fourth Germany; Company Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 16 Infantry Regiment, Fourth Germany; Admin Officer, Company I, Infantry School Det, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assist Headquarters Commandant, 101st Division NCO Academy, Cambodia and 101st Airborne Division; Com PMS, USA Instructor Group, Ashland Senior High School, Ashland, Kentucky; Operations and Training Officer, U.S. Army Element, Brussels, Belgium; Battalion Commander, HHC, 4/31 Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Fort Devens, Massachusetts and Battalion commander (Cinsgcy) Vietnam, HHC, 4/31 Infantry, 196th Light Infantry Brigade; Inspector General, Fort McNair, Headquarters Military District of Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: ACM, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal (V Device), Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster).

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1976

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00758