James O. Mckenna

MCKENNA,JAMES
0 Reviews

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.

Additional Information

Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
1979
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00929

Author Info

Profile photo ofhnrtech

hnr tech

Member since 2 years ago
View Profile