James F. Egler
Colonel James F. Egler was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 351A, 26 October 1944. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Robinson, Little Rock, Arkansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Cannon Company, 19th Infantry, 24th Division, Mindanao, Philippine Islands; Platoon Leader, MP Platoon, 24th Division, Occupation of Japan; Company Commander, Tank Company, 314th Infantry, 79th Division, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Unit Advisor, 2073 U.S. Army Reserve School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Company Commander, E Company, 223 Infantry, 40th Division, Korea; Operations and Plans Officer, G-3 Section, Headquarters 8th Army, Korea; Instructor of Infantry, 2073 U.S. Army Reserve School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Personnel Officer G-1, Headquarters 99th Army Reserve Command, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Commander, 300th Transportation Group, Butler, Pennsylvania; Chief of Staff, Headquarters 99th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | His military education and training includes: Basic and Advanced Infantry Courses, Command and General Staff College and Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Colonel Egler is a graduate of Duquesne University. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal w/1 Battle Star, World War II Victory Medal, Occupation Medal Japan, National Defense Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Philippine Independence Medal, Korean Service Medal w/3 Battle Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal-3rd Award, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and Combat Infantryman Badge Second Award.