"Lieutenant Colonel Samson graduated Infantry OCS Class 70, 17 September 1942. | Subsequent duty assignments include: 1942 - Co. D., 51st Bn., Plat. Ldr., Second Lieutenant, Instr. Chauffeur School, Camp Walters, Texas; 1943, 51st Bn, Sr. Instructor, First Lieutenant, Sr. Instr. Chauffeur School, Camp Walters, Texas; 1944 - 132d Bn, 82d Regiment., Bn S3, lst Lieutenant, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; 1945 - lst Bn, 85th Regiment., l0th Mountain Division, Bn S-4, First Lieutenant, Italy; 1945 - 50 - Released from active duty in Jan. 46. | Attended Southern Oregon College for two years. Employed as an accountant with the Medford Corp. until recalled to active duty, 17 Nov. 1950. | Additional duty assignments include: 1951 -lst Bn, 9th Regiment., 2d Inf. Div., Bn S3 and Bn. XO , Captain and Major, Korea; Received Combat promotion to Major February 1952; 1952 - 2d Bn, 87th Regiment., 10th Div., Bn. XO and Bn. Commander, Major, Fort Riley, Kansas; 1953 - USAIS, Major, Fort Benning Georgia., Inf Adv., Course; 1954 Headquarters., l0th Inf Div., Asst. G-3, Major, Fort Riley, Kansas. 1955 - Headquarters Fifth Army, Asst. G-3 Major, Chicago, Illinois (Aug.), COGS, Student, Major, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, December 1955; 1956 - 1959 Headquarters USEUCOM , G3 (Opns), Major, Paris, France - Unified Command Headquarters. Europe; 1959 - Arrived Fort Benning, Georgia, (August 1959) assigned Command Staff; 1960 - Command & Staff Dept. USAIS, Instructor Tactics, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Lieutenant Colonel Samson's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Commendation Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge 2d Award."