Lee B. Alley
Lee Buckley Alley was commissioned as an Armor Officer upon graduation from Armor Officer Candidate School, Class 18- 66, Company C1, 12 August 1966 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. His first duty assignment was as a Tactical Officer in the Officer Candidate School Brigade at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Infantry Platoon Leader, Company B, 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Recon Platoon Leader, HHC, 5/60 Infantry, 9th ID, Republic of Vietnam; Company Commander, C Company, 5/60 Infantry, 9th ID, Republic of Vietnam; Assistant Operations Officer, 5/60 Infantry, 9th ID, Republic of Vietnam. | His military education consists of Armor School OCS, Infantry School Airborne and the Jungle Operations Course. | Over the course of 109 days from 8 November 1967 to 25 February 1968 as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Recon Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Lieutenant Alley displayed extraordinary heroism resulting in him being awarded the Soldier’s Medal denoting heroism in a non-combat situation. He is also a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross and the Silver Star - two of the three highest awards for heroism of the U.S. Army. His other military awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Parachute Badge. He is one of 9th Infantry Division’s highest acclaimed and decorated Vietnam War Soldiers and is the highest and most decorated Vietnam War veteran in the State of Wyoming. | After completing his active duty commitment, he returned to the University of Wyoming and graduated with a BA in Secondary Education. He has been a history teacher, a working partner in a family ranch, owner and operator a sod farm and landscaping business and employed by the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years. | He is the Past President of the Platte County, Wyoming Fair Board, Past President of USPS Wheatland Local #2564, Past President of the Wyoming Paint Horse Association, National Committee Member of the Paint Horse Rules Committee, Past President of the 5th Battalion, 60th Infantry Association and Chairman Emeritus of the Wyoming Veterans Commission. In 2004 he was the recipient of The Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor, and in 2012, the recipient of the National Infantry Association Order of Saint Maurice. He has also received a Certificate of Civic Achievement and U.S. Postal Service Special Achievement Award for saving a child’s life. He provides counseling to returning veterans of foreign conflict, and coordinates and participates in local patriotic events, including giving speeches to encourage and increase awareness of patriotism.