Karl R. Morton


Karl R. Morton

Colonel Karl R. Morton was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 3 July 1946, class number 536. His first duty assignment was as Military Operations Officer, Tokyo, 545th Military Police Plat, 1st Cavalry Division, Japan. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Supply Officer and Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Port of Anchorage, Alaska; Assistant Supervisor of Prisoners, U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Rifle Platoon Leader, Company C, 5th Regimental Combat Team, Korea; Company Commander, Gd Liaison Officer, Aerial Observer, Company C, 5th Rct- USAF Tac Cont Wg, Korea; Aerial Observer, Assistant IG, USAF Tac Ctrl Wg-Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, Korea, Fort Campbell, Kentucky;  Assistant IG, Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Aide to Commanding General, Headquarters, 11th Airborne Division, Augsburg, Germany,  Assistant G3, Assistant Bat Group S3, Headquarters 11th Airborne, Headquarters 2d BG, 504th Infantry, Augsburg, Germany; Assistant Cofs, Headquarters, 11th Airborne, 24th Infantry Division, Augsburg, Germany; Assistant Cofs, Headquarters, 24th Infantry Division, CGSC, Augsburg, Germany; Assistant G3, Company Commander, Battalion S3, Headquarters, 82d Airborne Division, 82d Signal Battalion, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Staff Officer, MAAG, Taipei, Taiwan; Battalion S3 and Company Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Training Regiment, 1st Battalion, 10th Infantry, 5th Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Aide to Army Commander, Headquarters, 5th Army, University of Omaha, I11-Student-Omaha, Nevada; Brigade Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, G3 Staff Officer, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, Headquarters USARPAC, Vietnam, Hawaii; Brigade Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (AM); Chief, Plans and Programs Division, ODCSPER, Headquarters CONARC, Fort Monroe, Virginia. | His awards and decorations include: Master Parachutist Badge, CIB w/Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold and Silver Stars, Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (21 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star with V (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Silver Star.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Supply Officer and Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Port of Anchorage, Alaska
Highest Award
Silver Star
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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