Kenneth J. Hallinan
Colonel Kenneth J. Hallinan enlisted in the United States Army in the State of New York in 1943. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant Infantry after completing Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in July 1945. | Colonel Hallinan advanced through the grades from Second Lieutenant to Colonel. He served overseas in Japan and Okinawa prior to Combat in Korea where he commanded an Infantry Company. He was wounded in battle. He also served in Germany and Hawaii and was in combat in Vietnam. In Vietnam, he served as G-3 Corps Advisor and then as a Special Zone Senior Advisor in I Corps during 1968 and 1969. | He is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the Airborne School at Fort Benning as well as the Nuclear Weapons Employment Course at Fort Leavenworth. He was granted constructive credit for the Command and General Staff College. | Colonel Hallinan's awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Combat Infantryman Badge w/1 star, Airborne Badge, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic/Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Occupation Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Reserve Medal, United Nations Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross w/Gold Star, Vietnamese Honor Medal 1st Class, Presidential Unit Citation and Meritorious Unit Citation.