Joseph Hamilton, Jr.

Joseph Hamilton, Jr.

Joseph Hamilton, Jr.

Colonel Joseph Hamilton Jr. was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 5 December 1942. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 113th Infantry. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, 18'1' Regiment, I sl Infantry Division, European Theater of Operations; Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer, IRTC, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Platoon Leader, Battalion Intelligence Staff Officer, Battalion Adjutant, Company Commander, Battalion S3 and Assistant Regimental S3, 24'1' Infantry, Far East Command; Company Commander, K/24`11 Infantry, Far East Command; Battalion Operations and Training Staff Officer, S2 and S3, 2nd Battalion, 24th Infantry, Far East Command; Executive Officer, A/8111 Medium Tank Battalion, 5'1' Armored Division Cp, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; Company Commander, C/815' Medium Tank Battalion, 5'11 Armored Division Cp, Fort Chaffee, Arkansas; Company Commander, A/511' Regimental Combat Team, Korea; Battalion S3, 2nd Battalion, 5111 Regimental Combat Team, Korea; Unit Instructor and Unit Advisor, North Dakota, Military District Resident Advanced Group, Bismark, North Dakota; Regimental S1/ Adjutant, 85'1' Infantry Regiment, Europe; Regimental S3, 856' Infantry Regiment, Europe; Regimental S3, 2nd Battle Group, 29111 Infantry, Europe; Group S3, 2rld Battle Group, 29`E' Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant G3, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battle Group S3, ls' Battle Group, 111hInfantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battle Group 53, 21'd Battle Group, 3rd Infantry, Korea; Battle Group Executive Officer, 2nd Battle Group, 3111 Infantry, Korea; Battle Group S3, 2r1d Battle Group, 3rd Infantry, Korea; Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, 7'1' Infantry Division, Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff, 7'1' Infantry Division, Korea; Project Officer and Chief , Combat Material Division, Combat Development Command Infantry Agency, Fort Benning, Georgia; Operations Officer, Combat Development Command Infantry Agency, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Firepower Branch, Combat Material Division, Combat Development Command Infantry Agency, Fort Benning, Georgia; Inspections Branch, Inspector General, Division Headquarters, USAREUR; Inspector General, Berlin Brigade, USAREUR; Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 6thInfantry, USAREUR; Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff, Berlin Brigade, USAREUR; Committee Group Commander and Deputy Commanding Officer, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Special Assistant to the CG, U.S. Army Training Center, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Chief Advisor, US Military Mission with the Iranian Army and U.S. Military Advisory Group to Iran, Iran; Alternate President and President, U.S. Army Physical Evaluation Board, Fort Gordon, Georgia. | Colonel Hamilton served 34 years, with over eleven years served overseas. He passed away on 29 October 2000 at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Georgia, having lived in Columbus since his retirement from military service in 1974.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2001

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02093