Lucian R. Rawls, Jr.
Colonel Lucian Russell Rawls, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 May 1945, Class Number 443. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Camp Blanding, Florida. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Fort Ord, California; Platoon Leader, 343d Infantry Regiment, 86th Infantry Division, Philippine Islands; Platoon Leader, 8291st Training Unit (RTC), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Platoon Leader/Company Commander, 2d Battalion, 5th RCT, Hawaii and Korea; Company Commander, E Company, 5th Regimental Combat Team, Korea; ORC Instructor, Tennessee Military District, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Assistant S-3/S-3, Headquarters, 12th Infantry Regiment, Germany; Chief, STRAC Branch, Training Division, G-3, Headquarters, Second Army, Fort Meade, Maryland; S-3, 1st Battle Group, 3d Infantry, Norfolk, Virginia; Operations Officer, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Intelligence Staff Officer (J-2), U.S. STRIKE Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division Office, Chief, Capabilities Plans Branch, War Plans Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.; Staff and Faculty, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; Commander, 1st Basic Combat Training Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (with V Device), Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (10 Leaf Clusters), Purple Heart.