James H. Cawthra

James H. Cawthra

James H. Cawthra

Colonel James H. Cawthra was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 20 September 1942, class number 72.  His first duty assignment was as Instructor, Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Camp Roberts, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Executive Officer and Commander, Company D and A, 134th Infantry, 35th Division, France; Platoon Leader, Company H, 23d Infantry, 2d Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Engineer Officer, 34th Engineer Battalion (Detailed Corps of Engineers), Korea; Jr. Aid to Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, Headquarters, XXIV Corps, and USAIF, Korea; Sr. Aide to Lieutenant General John R. Hodge, Headquarters, V Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Instructor, National Guard, Detachment 9334, Georgia National Guard, Calhoun, Georgia; Regimental S-3, Headquarters, 102d Infantry, 43d Division, Ausburg, Germany; Plans Officer G3, Headquarters, 43d Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; Assistant to Division Chief of Staff, Headquarters 5th Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; Special Weapons Officer, Headquarters, I Corps (Group), Korea; Battalion Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 31st Infantry, 7th Division, Korea; Operations and Plans Staff Officer and Executive Officer OCAMG, Department of Army, Washington, D.C.; Military Secretary, J3, OJCS, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Army Training Officer, MAP, J3 CINCPAC, Camp Smith, Hawaii; Army Training Officer, MAP, J3 CINCPAC, Camp Smith, Hawaii; Battalion Commander, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry, 25th Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Chief Force Developments Division, G3 USARV, Vietnam; Brigade Commander, Headquarters, 5th Training Brigade, USATCA, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and PMS, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. | His awards and decoration include: Department of Defense Identification Badge; General Staff Identification Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge with star; Army Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster;  Joint Service Commendation Medal; Purple Heart; Air Medal; Bronze Star; Legion of Merit.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1970

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00425