John E. Cobb


John E. Cobb

Colonel John E. Cobb was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 2 May 1944, class number 323.   His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 333rd Regiment 84th Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Bn S-4, 2nd Bn, 333rd Regiment, Germany; Bn s-4, 68th AAA Gun Bn, 7th U.S. Army; Lab Director, Army Chemical Center, Edgewood, Arson, Alabama; Unit Commander, Chemical Tng Center, Fort McClellan; Instructor, Chemical Corps School, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Depot Officer/Commander, Eight Army Chemical Depot, Pusan, Korea and Seoul, Korea; Chemical Staff officer, Headquarters, US Armed Forces Far East/Eight Army (rear); Staff Officer, AFFE/8A, Japan; Special Ass’t Director of Engineering, U.S. Army Trans Materiel Cmd, Stl Louis, Missouri; Trans Staff officer, U.S. Army Trans School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Chief, A/C Maint Tng Branch, U.S. Army Trans School, Fort Eustis, Virginia; General Staff Officer, G-4, Eight Army, Seoul,  Korea; Chief, Combined Arms/General Support Sec, Office Personnel Operations, Washington, D.C.; Chief Mobilization Froce Structure Br, ODCSLOG, Dept of the Army; USNS Corpus Christi Bay, Ban Co, 1st Seaborne Bn, Vietnam; Facility Commander, U.S. Army, Vietnam; Chief, Mobility Div, U.S. Army, Europe, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Purple Heart (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal, Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, CIB.

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Graduated From
Fort Riley, Kansas
Key Assignment
Bn S-4, 2nd Bn, 333rd Regiment, Germany
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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