John H. Barner
Colonel John H. Barner was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Office Candidate School ine September of 1942, class number 76. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Company Commander of Cannon Company, 311th Infantry, 78th Infantry Division to include two campaigns in Europe. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Recruiting Officer at Pottsville, Pennsylvania; Training officer and Executive officer, G3 Section, Headquarters, I Corps, Kentuckyoto, Japan; Action Officer and Section Chief, G2, Headquarters, Department of the Army (Pentagon); Executive Officer, 3d Bn, 39th Inf, 9th Inf Div, Fuerth, Germany; Headquarters, Allied Forces Northern Europe, Oslo, Norway; Action Officer and Section Chief, Infantry Branch, Career Management Division, Office of the Adjutant General, Headquarters Department of the Army; Commanding Officer, 1st Battle Group, 5th Cavalry and Assistant Chief of Staff, G1, Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Chairman, Defense Committee and Executive Officer, Brigade and Battalion Operations Department, the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Colonel Barner's awards and decorations include: Department of the Army General Staff Identification Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany & Japan clasps); WW II Victory Medal; European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; American Campaign Medal; American Defense Service Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Purple Heart w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star.