Joseph Drew


Joseph Drew

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Drew was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-63. His first duty assignment was as an Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader, 5th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Ord, California. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pilot, WPNS PLT, 173rd Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor Pilot/Flight Commander, U.S. Army Primary Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas; Company Command, B Co, 123rd Aviation Battalion, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor and Division Chief of Instructional Standards, Automotive Maintenance Department, U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Commander, Troop E (Air), 1st Cavalry, 173rd IN Brigade, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Commander, 229th attack Helicopter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander, Task Force 229, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross (w/ “V” device, Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, (w/ “V” device, Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (w/ “V” device, Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart (Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry (w/Palm). | Following retirement he held the position of Senior Vice President of Real Estate, Tejon Ranch Company, a New York Stock Exchange Company.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Pilot, WPNS PLT, 173rd Aviation Company, Republic of Vietnam
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Lieutenant Colonel

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