John Byers

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John Byers

Colonel John R. Byers was commissioned and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 6 July 1945, class number 464. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Adjutant and Troop Leader, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division; Platoon Leader, 4th Platoon, Company C, 44th Tank Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Leader, Tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, Far East Command; Executive Officer, Commanding Officer, Assistant Battalion S-3, Battalion S-3, Tank Company, 3d Battalion, 3d Armor Cavalry, Europe and Fort Meade, Maryland; Chief of Doctrine Branch, USACDC, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Secretary Advisor, 5th Infantry Division (MACV) Vietnam; Staff Officer, Department of the Army; Commander, Headquarters, 2d Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry, Europe, Chief, Doctrine and Analysis Division, Europe; Brigade Commander, HHC, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Europe; Army Member, Long Range Branch, Strategic Plans and Policy Division, Pentagon; Chief, Armor Branch, Pentagon. | His awards and decoration include: Soldier's Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Chief | Armor Branch | The Pentagon
Highest Award
Meritorious Service Medal
Year Inducted
1974
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00668

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