James A. Sudderth
Lieutenant Colonel James A. Sudderth began his commissioned service on 10 February 1943 as a Company Executive Officer, IRTC, Fort McLellan, Alabama. In 1944 he served as Opns Officer and Company Executive Officer with the 542d PIR and later attended school at USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia and continued to serve with the 542d Parachute Infantry Battalion as S3 at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, returning to Fort Benning in 1946 as S4 of the Airborne School and in the latter part of 1946, was released from active duty. He returned to active duty November 1950 and served as Company Commander and Assistant Regimental S3 for the 188th Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, through 1951. 1952-1953 he served as Company Commander in the 2d Infantry Division and Regimental S2, 23d Infantry and Battalion Executive Officer, 23d Infantry, Korea. Later he returned to Camp Somagahara, Japan, and served as Opn and Tng Officer with MAAG-J. 1954-1957 he served with Headquarters 5th Army, Chicago, Illinois, with the G-2 Section. 1958 he attended V Corps, Frankfurt, Germany, remaining in this assignment through 1959. In 1960 he served as Executive Officer, G-2, Headquarters 8th Infantry Division, Bad Kreuznack, Germany, returning to the States in 1961 serving with the U.S. Army Infantry Bd, Fort Benning, Georgia through 1962. | Lieutenant Colonel Sudderth’s awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Bronze Star (M), Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star, CIB, and Master Parachutist Badge.