James D. Lassetter
Colonel James D. Lassetter was commissioned an Transportation Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 May 1945, class number 443. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Training Center, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Shiploading Officer, 2nd Major Port, Manila; Assistant Transportation Commander, U.S. Army Transport O'Hara; Personal Property Officer, Headquarters 2d Major Port, Port of Embarkation, Yokohama, Japan; Rail Transportation Officer, Headquarters, New Orleans Port of Embarkation; Assistant Transportation Officer, Joint United States Military Aid Group, Athens, Greece; Chief of Traffic Branch, Oakland Port of Embarkation, Oakland, California; Chief, Freight and Cargo Branch, Fort Mason Port of Embarkation, San Francisco, California; Officer-In-Charge, 594th transportation Group, Special Projects/Chief of Operations Branch/Director of Plans and Operations, Maison Forte, France; Battalion Commander, 3d Traffic Region, 594th Group, France and Germany; Secretary of the General Staff of a Major Army Command-5 Flag Officers, Headquarters Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, Headquarters 394th Transportation Battalion, USAR PAC Vietnam; Action Officer, Joint Chief of Staff J-4, Washington; Port Commander, Southern California Outport, Long Beach California; European Liaison Officer for MTMTS - Stuttgart, Germany; Port Commander, New Orleans Port of Embarkation. | Colonel Lassetter's awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters).