James J. Meyers
Colonel James J. Meyers was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 30 March 1943, Class Number 208. His first duty assignment was Platoon Leader, 303d Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division, Camp Swift (Bastrop), Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Student Officer Unit Commander, The Parachute School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion S3, Assistant Regimental S3, 505th Parachute Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Berlin, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Unit Commander, G2 Staff Officer, Intelligence Operations Officer, United States Forces Austria, Linz, Zell am Zee & Salzburg, Austria; G2 Air, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; RCT S2, RCT S3, Executive Officer, 187th Regimental Combat Team (RCT), Beppu, Japan, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; S3, 327th Airborne Battle Group, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Little Rock, Arkansas; Commander, Field Training Team #7, Army Mission/Military Assistance Advisory Group, Ahwaz, Iran; Instructor, Combined Arms Branch, Medical Field Service School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Liaison Officer to U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Continental Army Command (Fort Monroe, Virginia), Duty Station Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Battalion Commander, Inspector General, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Senior Army Advisor, 71st Airborne Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, U.S. Army Advisory Group, Texas Army National Guard, Houston, Texas. | Colonel Meyers attended: Parachute School, Advanced Airborne Course, United States Air Force Air Ground Operations Specialist Course, Advanced Infantry Officer Course, United States Command and General Staff College, Civil Defense Operations Course, Senior Officer Preventive Maintenance Course and the Infantry Field Grade Officer Refresher Course. | His awards and decorations include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster and V Device, Purple Heart, Distinguished Unit Citation w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Belgium Fourragere, Dutch Orange Lanyard, Europe, Africa and Middle East Campaign Medal w/3 Battle Stars and Bronze Arrowhead, American Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany), World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal and three Overseas Bars.