Kenneth E. Holmes
Colonel K.E. Holmes was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 17 December 1942, class number 128. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company H, 338th Infantry Regiment, 85th Infantry Division, Camp Shelby, Mississippi. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company E, 541st Prcht Inf Regiment, Camp MacCall, North Carolina; Platoon Leader and Company Exec Officer, Company G, 501st Prcht Inf, 101st Abn Div, Europe; Assistant Regiment S-2, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 513 Prcht Inf, 17th Abn Div, Europe; Platoon Leader and Ass Regiment Pers Off, Company C, 325th Gil Inf Regiment, 82nd Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Mil Pers Off, Headquarters, Fort Lawton, Washington; AG Class and Asgmt Off, Headquarters Company, 1st Cav Division, Korea; Adjutant General, Headquarters, Wash Mil Dist, Fort Lawton, Washington; AC of S, G1/AG, Headquarters, Wash Mil Dist, Fort Lawton, Washington; Class & Asgmt Off, MRU Div, AG Sec, Headquarters, 6th Army, California; Deputy Chief, MRU Div, AG Sec, Headquarters, Sixth Army, California; Asst Adjutant General, 101st Adm Co, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Asst Adjutant General, 101st Adm Co, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Student, Advance Class, Student TAG School, Fort Ben Harrison, IN; Adjutant, USA Element Headquarters AFCENT, Fontainbleau, France; Adj/Deputy Troop Commander, USA Element Headquarters AFCENT, Fontainbleau, France; Ch, Doc Pub Div, Dir of Doctrine, Headquarters USACDC., Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Adjutant General, 82nd Adm Co, 82nd Abn Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Ch, Mil Pers Div, Adj Gen Section, Headquarters USARV, Saigon, Republic of Vietnam; Adjutant General, Headquarters USA QMCEN&Florida, Fort Lee, Virginia | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal w/ Cluster, ARCOM w/ Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Inf Badge, Parachute Badge. Colonel Holmes is also authorized to wear the Presidential Unit Citation w/ Cluster, French Fourragere, Belgium Fourragere and Netherlands Orange Lanyard.