James D. Tynan


James D. Tynan

Colonel James Daniel Tynan was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 27 January 1943, Class Number 162. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, Company L, 161st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, PTO New Caledonia; S-3, Headquarters 3rd Battalion, 161st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, PTO Luzon, P.I.; S-3, Headquarters 3d Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky; Commander, Company K, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant PMS&T, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana; Commander, Company B, 382d Military Police Battalion, Karlsruhe, Germany; Commander, 285th Military Police Company (Sep), Karlsruhe, Germany; Military Police Advisor, Taunton Area Command, XIII USA Corps, Taunton, Massachusetts; Commander and MP Advisor (concur), Taunton Area Command, XIII USA Corps, Taunton, Massachusetts; Provost Marshal, Orleans Area Command, USAREUR, Orleans, France; Senior Advisor to Provost Marshal General, US Mil Asst Command, Republic of VietnamAF, SVN; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, XIII U.S. Army Corps, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Commander/Chief Customs Division OPM USAREUR, 42d Military Police Group (Customs), Heidelberg; Commander, Chief CID Division USARV (concur), 8th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigations), Republic of Vietnam; Provost Marshal, III U.S. Army Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Commander and Senior Army Advisor (concur), FUSA Advisor Group (Connecticut National Guard), Hartford; Commander/Senior Army Advisor (concur), U.S. Army Advisor Group (Rhode Island National Guard), Providence; Senior Army Advisor, U.S. Army Readiness Region I w/dy Station Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Combat Infantryman Badge with star, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Medal of Honor 1st Class, Medal of Honor of the French Police.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, Company L, 161st Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, PTO New Caledonia
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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