James H. Kendrick
Colonel James H. Kendrick was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 26 April 1945, class number 441. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company K, 322d Infantry, 81st Infantry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Motor Officer, FECOM, Trp B, 16th Cavalry QM Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division; Assist Post Motor Transportation Officer and Operations Officer, Headquarters, 2101 ASU, Fort Meade, Maryland; Platoon Leader and Company Commander, 73d Transportation Company, Korea; Battalion S-3 and Battalion S-1,Headquarters, 1st Transportation Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; Motor Transportation Officer, Headquarters, BASEC, Trans Division, USAREUR COMZ; Company Commander, 595th Transportation Company, USAREUR COMZ; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 14th Trans Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Automotive Maintenance Advisor, 7th RCT, Royal Thia Army, Thailand; Battalion S-4 and Battalion Executive Officer, Headquarters, 7th Tans Branch, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Division Transportation Officer, Headquarters 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief, Services Division/Transportation Officer, Headquarters, U.S. Army, Alaska; Chief, Transportation Services Branch, Headquarters, 4th U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Deputy Director of Transportation, Headquarters U.S. Army Support Command Qui Nhon; Deputy Commander, 5th Trans Command, Vietnam; Chief, Terminal Operations, U.S. Army Port of Naha, Headquarters, 2d Logistical Command, Naha, UAARYIS. Colonel Kendrick's awards and decorations include: Meritorious Unit Citations, EIB, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Order of Military Merit In Hun (Republic of Korea), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10 year device, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 campaign stars, Korean Service Medal with 6 campaign stars, National Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army of Occupation Medal--Japan, WW II Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, American Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster.