Manuel S. Pina
Colonel Manuel Serfima Pina was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Office Candidate School 15 May 1945, class number 446. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Training Regiment, Fort McClellan, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Marine Pier Supervisor, 626 Port Company, Asia-Pacific; Supply Officer, 325 Quartermaster Service Company, Aisa-Pacific; Platoon Leader, company A, 25th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Platoon Leader, Company B, 371 Infantry; Legal Administration Officer, 1209 ASU, camp Drum, New York; Adjutant, 371 Infantry Battalion, EUCOM; Legal Administration Office/Property Disposal Officer, 1209 ASU, Camp Drum, New York; Battalion Adjutant, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 21 Infantry Regiment, AFFE; Chief, Administration Division, Moji USA Sub-Port Aug HH Company, TTC; Company Commander, 2d AU AFFE, Company N, 1st Training Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Battalion Executive, 4th Battalion, HHC, 1st Training Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Brigade S-4, HHC, 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry, USA Alaska; Assistant S-4, HHC, YUKON command, USA Alaska; Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, Headquarters, 3d Training Regiment, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Deputy G-1, Headquarters, USATC Infantry, Fort Dix, New Jersey; Chief, Morale Branch, G-1/Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Command Section), Headquarters, USA Vietnam; Chief, Materiel/Logistic Advisor, USMILGP, Brazil; Director, Directorate of Personnel and Training, USAECOM, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. | His awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Armed Forces Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation, World War II Victory Medal, American Camp Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Legion of Merit, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster).