James B. Hendry
Colonel James B. Hendry was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 June 1945, Class Number 8. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, Company E, 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, Okinawa, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company B, 13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, SC; Recon Platoon Leader, 82d Airborne Recon Company, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Regimental Commander, Kirkland Guerilla Regiment, FEC/LD (K) 8240 AU, Korea; Company Executive Officer, 82d Airborne Recon Company, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Interrogation Officer, U.S. Army Security Center, ACSI DA, Fort Meade, MD; Military Intelligence Officer, USA Field Det M, ACSI DA, Washington D.C., France, Germany; BG S3, HHC 2d Airborne Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Deputy G3, HHC 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Nuclear Weapons Officer and Operations Staff Officer in Alternate National Military Command Center, U.S. Army Element, OJCS, Washington D.C., Fort Ritchie, MD; Division G2, HHC, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion (M), 17th Infantry Division, Korea; Operations Staff Officer, War Plans Division, Plans Directorate, ODCSOPS DA, Washington, D.C.; Chief, Briefing and Reports Branch, ACofS J3, Headquarters US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Executive Officer to Chief of Staff, Command Group, Headquarters US Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Deputy Commander and Acting Brigade Commander, HHC, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Brigade Commander, Headquarters 1st Training Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Senior Army Advisor, Headquarters USAAGNG, New Orleans, LA; Chief Readiness Group Knox, Headquarters US ARR VI, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Deputy Commander, US ARR VI, Headquarters US ARR VI, Fort Knox, Kentucky. | Military schools attended include: Parachute Jump School, OCS, USAIS, USAIS FORC, U.S. Army Language School (Russian), Strategic Intelligence School, USACGSC, USAWC. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Soldiers Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with four Oak Leaf Clusters and V, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, JSCM with Oak Leaf Cluster, ARCOM with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, CIB (3 awards), Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, Phillipine Liberation Medal, Phillipine Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, American Theatre Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, AOM (Japan), World War II Victory Medal, Republic of VietnamCM, Civic Action Medal 1st Class, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, ROK Presidential Unit Citation, AFEM, Louisiana Distinguished Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, JCS Identification Badge, Master Parachute Badge.