Lewis E. Kauffman

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Lewis E. Kauffman

Colonel Lewis Edward Kauffman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 21 September 1961, class number 4-61. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Rotary Wing Tactical, Aviation Company, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Nurenberg, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: XO, 355th Avn Company, Phu Hiep, Vietnam; S3, 268th Combat Avn Bn, Phu Hiep, Vietnam; CO, 238th Aerial Weapons Company, An Khe, Vietnam;  S3, 164th Combat Avn Group, Can Tho, Vietnam; XO, 110 Infantry Bn, Fort Carson, CO; Advisor, MOARNG Avn, Jefferson City, MO; Staff Officer, Dep C/S Pers, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Ch, Assgmt Proc MILPERCEN, Washington, D.C.; Ch, Mob Plans Officer, RCPAC, St Louis, MO; XO, Combined Arms Opns Resch Activ, Fort Leavenworth, KS; IG, Active IG for Texas NG, Austin, Texas; Dir Mob, Opns & Trng, ARPERCEN, St Louis, Missouri. | Military schools attended include: Airborne School, R/W Aviator Course, Infantry Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal, Parachutist Badge, Army Aviation Badge, Senior Army Aviation Badge, Master Army Aviation Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Distinguished Flying Cross
Year Inducted
1988
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_01234

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