Joseph N. Laseau
Colonel Joseph Norbert Laseau was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduating from Officer Candidate School, 23 May 1952. His first duty assignment was as an Infantry Platoon Leader, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Easy Company, 7th Regiment, 3rd Division, Korea; Assistant S-3, Easy company, 7th Regiment, Korea; Flight Student, Army Flight School, Gary Air Force Base, Texas and Fort Rucker, Alabama; Platoon Leader, 99th Battalion Combat Team, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Student, Infantry Officers Career Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student, University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska; Commander, C Company, 52nd Infantry, Fort Hood, Texas; Operations officer, 121st Aviation Company, Vietnam; Commander, Headquarters Company, Davidson Army Airfield, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander, 336th Assault Helicopter Company, Delta Battalion, Vietnam; Student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Staff Officer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Force Development, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry and 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Assistant G-3, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation.