Louis J. North
Colonel Louis J. North was commissioned upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 373-44 on 13 December 1944. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, K Company, 346th Infantry, 87th Division, European Theater of Operations. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 1st Training Regiment, IRTC, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Unit Officer, 8104th Service Detachment, Headquarters, RYCOM, Okinawa; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, RYCOM, Okinawa; Platoon Leader, G Company, 12th Infantry, 4th Division (Training) Fort Ord, California; Assistant Executive, G-4, GHeadquarters, Far East Command (FECOM), Tokyo, Japan; Assistant G-1, The Infantry Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Instructor, Weapons Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; Rifle Coach, U.S. Army Advanced Marksmanship Unit, Fort Benning, GA; Company Commander, Company K, 23d Infantry, 2d Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Company Commander, Company D, 1st Battle Group, 23d Infantry, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, Headquarters, USARAL, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Project Officer, Combat Development Exper Center, Fort Ord, CA; Assistant G-1, Combat Development Exper Center, Fort Ord, CA; Staff Officer, Training Division, OACSFOR, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Executive, Directorate of Operations & Training, OACSFOR, Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Battalion Commander, 4th Battalion, 23d Infantry, 25th Division, Vietnam; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, Headquarters, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; and Staff Officer, Defense Communication Planning Group, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross (Silver Star), Combat Infantryman Badge with Star, General Staff Identification Badge, Distinguished Marksmanship Badge, President's Hundred Tab.