Julius W. Becton, Jr.
Colonel Julius W. Becton Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 16 August 1945, class number 479. His first duty assignment was as Construction Platoon Leader, 542d Sig Hvy Cons Company, Manile, Philippines. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Signal Platoon Leader and Infantry Platoon Leader, 29th Signal Battalion, The Infantry School, OBC; 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company L and Company I, 9th Infantry, 2d Division, Korea; Unit Training Officer, G-3, Division Faculty, 11th Infantry, 5th Division, The Infantry School, OCC; Company Commander and S-3, Battery A and HHB, 46th Field Artillery, 5th Division; Communications Officer, Headquarters CCB, 2d Armored Division, Manz, Germany; Company Commander, Company D, 42d Armored Infantry Battalion, 2d AD; Assistant S-3, Headquarters CCB, 2d Armored Division, Manz, Germany; Assistant PMST, USA Instructor Unit (ROTC), Prairie View, Texas; Plans Officer/Operations Officer/ Chief Plans and Operations/G-3, Headquarters, 4th Log Comd, Verdun, France; Pers Staff Officer, ODCSPER, Washington, D.C.; Staff Officer, OCSA, HHT, 2d Sqd, 17th Cav, 101st Airborne Division, Washington, D.C.; Squadron Commander and Deputy Commander, 2/17 CAV, 101st and Headquarters 3d Brigade, 101st; Board Member, Student Detachment, NWC, Headquarters 2d Brigade, 2d Armored Division. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Cross of Gallantry (with Palm and Silver Star), Purple Heart (2 medals), Army Commendation Medal (2 Medals), Air Medals (5 Medals 1 with V device), Distinguished Flying Cross, Legion of Merit, Silver Stars (2).