John C. Fairlamb


John C. Fairlamb

Colonel John C. Fairlamb was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 January 1943, Class Number 159. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Company A, 58th Training Battalion, Branch Immaterial Replacement Training Center (BIRTC). | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company C, 442d Infantry Regiment and Company C, 171st Infantry Battalion SEP; Assistant Adjutant, Headquarters Special Troops, Eighth Army; USAR, 252d OR COMP GP (Mixed), Erie, Pennsylvania; Platoon Leader, Company I, 2d Infantry, 5th Infantry division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Executive Officer, Company A, 505th Replacement Company, 5th Quarter Master Support Battalion, 5th Armored Division; Reconnaissance Officer, Company H, 29th Infantry Regiment, Okinawa, Japan; Platoon Leader, Reconnaissance Officer, Company D, 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Division, Korea; Assistant PMS, detachment 10 2306-3 ASU, University of Toledo, Ohio; Assistant S-3 and acting S-3 for ROTC, Headquarters, Georgia Military District; Assistant S-1, Headquarters Area Command, Seckenheim, Germany; Staff Officer Headquarters, Europe, Heidleberg, Germany; S-1, 2d battle Group, 504th Infantry, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Staff Officer, G-3, Headquarters 8th Army, Korea; Chief, Infantry Branch, Tactics and Combined Arms Department, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; CINCSTRIKE Liaison Officer, J-5, Headquarters Strike Command Stuttgart, Germany; Chief, Inspection Division Chief Regional Force/Popular Force Division, Territorial Security Directorate and Headquarters Military Assistance Command Vietnam; Chief Education Division, Chief Operations Division, ROTC Directorate, Headquarters CONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia. | Colonel Fairlamb's awards and decorations include: Honor Medal First Class (Vietnam), Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Company C, 442d Infantry Regiment and Company C, 171st Infantry Battalion SEP
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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