James O. Mckenna

James O. Mckenna

James O. Mckenna

Colonel James Owen McKenna was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School December 8 1944, class number 371-A. His first duty assignment was as Instructor, The Parachute School. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant ACS, G-2, Headquarters 11 Airborne, PX Officer, Northern Area, LL Abn; Platoon Leader, 11th Airborne and 82d Airborne; Company Commander and Assistant S-3, 325th BAN Infantry; Assistant G-3, 3d Infantry Division; Operations Officer, Adv. Course, ITS and Assistant G-3, 3d Infantry Division, Liaison with Greek Expeditionary Forces, Korea; Instructor, Airborne Department, Air Transportability Classes; Assistant Operations Officer, Member of Air Mobility Group; Personnel Actions, Infantry Branch, Department of the Army; Assistant ACS, G-4, U.S. Army, Caribbean, Panama; Senior Advisor, 21st Infantry Division; Assistant ACS, G-1, U.S. Army, Europe and 7th (Heidelberg); Deputy and Acting ACS G-1, USAEUR and 7th A. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal with V (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (8 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal with V, Valorous Unit Commendation, Greek Meritorious Medal; Good Conduct Medal (Republic of Vietnam) with 2 palms, AF Honor Medal (Republic of Vietnam), Fourragere color of Military Meritorious Service.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1979

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00929