Joy Mcdonald

MCDONALD,JOY
Joy Mcdonald

Joy Mcdonald

Colonel J. McDonald was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 18 April 1943, class number 2. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 253d Infantry Regiment, Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Co D, 507th Prcht Inf Regiment, European Theater of Operations, Platoon Leader, Co A, 505 Abn Inf Regiment; Bn Motor Off, Headquarters Co, 1st Bn, 505 AIR; C.O., Co A, 187 Regiment Cmbt Tm, FECOM; Supply Off, Abn Dept, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Adv Abn Comm, Abn Dept, Fort Benning, Georgia; Asst Opns Off, Opns Off, Abn Dept, Fort Benning, Georgia; G-4 Executive, Headquarters, 82d Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; S-4, Executive Officer, 1st ABG, 504 Inf, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; G-3 Plans Off & Opns Off, Sp Planning Gp, Headquarters, 8th Inf, Div and ODCSOPS, USAREUR; Staff Off, War Plans Div, ODCSOPS, DA, Pentagon; Staff Officer, Force Planning Div, OACSFOR, DA; Chief Froce Development Div, MACV J-3, OACS J-3, MACV; Company Commander, 5th Bn, 2d BCT Bde, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Company Commander, USA Reception Station, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Company Commander, 3d BCT Bde. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Medal, Purple Heart and CIB, 2d Award, Campaigns, European Theater of Operations, Vietnam Defense Campaign, Counter Offensive Campaign, Advisor Campaign, Master Parachutist.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1970

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00461