John H. Von Der Bruegge, Jr.
Colonel John H. Von Der Bruegge, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 24 October 1944, class number 351A. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, G Company, 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 17th Airborne Division, European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Ldr (Instructor), 3d Prcht Tng Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; Asst Professor, Mil Science & Tng, ROTC, Uni of MO, Columbia, MO; Executive Officer, C Btry, 674 Prcht FA Bn, 11th Abn Div, Japan; Btry Comdr, A Btry, 49th FA BN, 7th Inf Div, Japan; S-3, Headquarters, 49th FA Bn, 7th Inf Div, Korea; Military Editor, Staff & Faculty, Artillery Sch, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Btry Comdr, A Btry, 594th FA Bn, USAREUR; Opns Officer, Headquarters, 594th FA Bn, USAREUR; Opn Officer, Headquarters, USCONARC, Fort Monroe, VA; Deputy Asst Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters, Artillery Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Commanding Officer, Headquarters, 3d Bn, 81st Arty, Korea; Personnel Staff Officer, Office Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Pentagon; Chief, International Headquarters Branch, Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-1, Pentagon; Deputy Chief of Staff Pers & Admin, Headquarters, USA Vietnam, Long Binh, Vietnam; Director Personnel Admin, Ofc Secy of Def, OASD (M&RA), Pentagon. | His awards and decorations include: Sr Parachutist Badge w/Cmbt Jump star; Am Camp Med, Am; Army Gen Staff Iden Badge, Joint Chief & Staff Iden Badge, Pres Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, ROK PVC, Gallantry Cross; EAME w/ 2 Bronze Star & Arrowhead, Korean Svc Med w/5 BS, Viet Svc Med w/1BS, Legion of Merit w/1 Cl, Bronze Star Med w/V & 1 Cl, Meritorious Svc Med, Army Comm Med, GC Med, WW II Vie Med.