Manfred Kelman

Manfred Kelman

Manfred Kelman

Colonel Manfred Kelman was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 4 August 1953, class number 6. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader of AT & Rifle Platoons, 511th Airborne Infantry, 11 Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mortar Plt Ldr, USAREUR, 18th Inf, 1st Inf Div, Aschaffenburg, W. Germany; Instr in Instr Training, 7th Army NCO Academy, Munich, W. Germany; Instr Wpns Dept, Mortar Comm, USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Rifle Company Cdr, 23 Inf, 2d Inf Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; Rifle Company Commander, Inf Bn S-3, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Instr, ROTC, Freshman Subjects, ROTC Det, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois; Bn XO, 1st Bn, 327 Abn Inf, 101st Abn Div, Republic of Vietnam; Bde XO, Bn Cdr, 1st Bn 505th Abn Inf, 3d Bde, 82d Airborne Div, Republic of Vietnam; Staff Officer, G-3 Section, Land Forces Schleswig-Holstein & Jutland, NATO, Rendsburg, W. Germany; Bde XO, 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Bn Cdr, 1st Bn, 503d Abn Inf, 101st Abn Div; Bde Cdr, 3d BCT Bde, USATC, Fort Dix, New Jersey. | His awards and decorations include: VN Para Badge, EIB Master, Para, CIB, Occupation Medal NDSM w/Cluster, GCM, ACM w/2 Clusters, MSM w/Cluster, LOM, VN Cross of Gallantry w/BS, AM w/V Device and Cluster, Bronze Star w/V Device, Silver Star.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1977

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00820