Lester D. Walkey


Lester D. Walkey

Colonel Lester Dale Walkley was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 25 June 1963, Class Number 3-63. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion, 54th Infantry, 3d Brigade, 4th Armored Division, Bamberg, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: \ Motor Officer, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Abn/Mech), Mainz, Germany; Executive Officer, A Company, 1st Battalion, 509th Inf (Abn/Mech), Mainz, Germany; Battalion S3 Air, 1st Battalion, 509th Inf (Abn/Mech), Mainz, Germany; Infantry Advisor, Chi Lang Vietnam (MAC-V); Tng Co Cdr, 3d Battalion, 1st Bct Bde, Fort Ord, California; Bde Adjutant, 1st BCT Bde, Fort Ord, California; Asst Opns Off, 1st Bde, 101st Div (Abn), Vietnam; Company Commander, D Company, 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Division (Abn) Vietnam; Student Off, San Jose State College, San Jose, California; Pub Welfare Officer, 95th California GP, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Opns Off, Field Task Force, USACDEC, Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Executive Officer, Field Task Force, USACDEC, Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Executive Officer, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Force Structure, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Chief, Pers Coordinators Office, USAMILPERCEN, Alexandria, Virginia; Commander, U.S. Army garrison, Fort Hunter Liggett, California; Commander, 34th Area Support Group, Pusan, ROK; Sr Advisor, 104th Div (Tng) (USAR), Vancouver, Washington. | His military schools attended include:  Airborne School, Special Forces School, Jumpmaster School, Infantry Officer Career Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. | His military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Silver Star, Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star Medal w/ V and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/ V, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal (Army), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 7 Campaign Stars, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 3, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist and Senior Parachutist Badge, Special Forces Tab, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Thailand Border Police Parachutist Badge, Republic of Vietnam Parachutist Badge, Federal Republic of Germany Parachutist Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Motor Officer, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Abn/Mech), Mainz, Germany
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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