John H. Longbottom
Colonel J. Longbottom was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 14 June 1943. His first duty assignment was as Infantry Platoon Leader, IRTC, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Asst S-3, 422nd Inf, Regiment, 106th Div, European Theater of Operations; Company Commander, 422nd Inf Regiment, 106th Div, European Theater of Operations; Physicist, Army Cml Ctr, Maryland; Supply Officer, Army Cml Ctr, Maryland; Asst Opn Officer, Sugamo Prison, Tokyo; Instr & company CO, FE Com Cml Sch, Cam; Gifu, Japan; CO CO FE Com, 1st Bn, 19th Inf, CO CO WSMR, NM 4th Ord Co; Project Officer, 9393th TU WSPG, Hawk WSPG, N.M.; Asst for GM Sys AA, Redstone, Alabama; CO CO USARAL, 136th Ord, CO (DS); Det CO USARAL, 199th Ord Det (GM DS NIKE); CO & Asst, Ord O, Headquarters, Yukon Comd, Ord Svc Unit, USARAL; Ord GM Off, Headquarters, 1st Rgn ARAD.C.OM, Fort Totten, New York; Ord Adv,USA Elm JUSMMAT, Turkey; Project Officer, USA CD.C. CARMSA, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief Material Br, USACDC.ICAS, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Asst Chief of Staff, Logistics, Headquarters, Iceland Defense Force, Keflavik, Iceland.| His awards and decorations include: ARCOM w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Nat’l Def Suc Med w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Svc Med AOM (Jap), Bronze Star Medal w/v, WW II Vic Med, Amer Camp Med; Central Europe AOM (Ger), FAME Camp Med, CBI, PH w/ Oak Leaf Cluster.