James B. Thayer, Sr.


James B. Thayer, Sr.

The Honorable James B. Thayer, Sr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 349 on 3 October 1944. His first duty assignment was an Infantry Unit Commander, Platoon Leader, 14th Infantry Regt., Fort Benning Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Platoon Leader, Co K, 14th Inf. Regt., Fort Benning, Georgia;  Heavy Weapons Plt Leader; Co. M, 14th Inf. Regt. Fort Benning, Georgia;  Anti-Tank Plt. Leader, AT Co., 14th Inf. Regt, Fort Benning, Georgia;  1 and R Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 14th Inf Regt, A.P.O. 360 Europe; Headquarters Company Commander, 14th Inf. Regt, A.P.O. 360 Europe;  Asst. S-3 Headquarters, 14th Inf. Regt, A.P.O. 360 Europe;  Capt. 1542 Control Group Ore. State Admin Grp;  Capt. 9301 Asst. G-2, Hdq. 104th Div. USAR;  Capt. Asst. G-1, Hdq. 104th Div. USAR;  CaliforniaPT. 5004 Asst. G-3, Hdq. 104th Div, USAR;  Major 9301, Asst. G-2, Hdq. 104th Div. USAR;  Major 9301, ACofS G-2, Hdq, 104th Div. USAR; Lt. Col 9301, ACofS G-2, Hdq. 104th Div. USAR;  Lt. Col, Student C&GS, Ptld. USAR #6229; Lt. Col 1542, Instructor Inf. Ptld. USAR #6229;  Col. 1542, Instructor C&GS Ptld. USAR #6229; and Civilian Aide to The Secretary of the Army for the State of Oregon. | Colonel Thayer, Sr. is a graduate of University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, University of Oregon; Graduate Studies in Political Science, University of Oregon; L.L.D. Doctor of Laws (Honorary) Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. | His military awards include: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Distinguished Member of the 14th Infantry Regiment.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Co K, 14th Inf. Regt., Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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