Marlin E. Thrasher, Jr.

Marlin E. Thrasher, Jr.

Marlin E. Thrasher, Jr.

Colonel Marlin E. Thrasher, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 19 July 1947, class number 7.  His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 9th Infantry, 2d Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Plt Ldr, 4th Regiment’l Combat Tm, Presidio, San Francisco; Mess Off & Food Svc Supervisor, Headquarters, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Post Billeting Off, Headquarters, Fort Richardson; Ch, Admin Sec, 8th Inf Div G4, Headquarters, 8th Inf Div, Fort Jackson, SC; Sh, Sup Div, 101 Abn Div G4, Headquarters, 101 Abn Div, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Rifle Co Cmdr, Co L, 19th Inf, 24th Inf Div, Korea; Rifle Bn S4, Regiment’l Headquarters Co Cmdr, & Headquarters Cmdt, Det A, 19th Inf, 24th Inf Div & KMAG, 8202d AU, Det A; Army Reserve Unit Adv, USAR Adv Gp (Mo), Kansas City, Missouri; Army Reserve Unit Adv, Headquarters So I11-Mo Sector Cmd, XI USA Corps, Kansas City, Missouri; Bn Headquarters Co Cmdr, 2d Armd Rifle Bn, 41st Inf, 4th Armd Div, Ulm, Germany; CCA Headquarters Co Cmdr, Combat Cmd A, 4th Armd Div, Ulm, Germany; Rifle Bn XO & Bde Adj, 1st Bde, 4th Armd Div, Ulm Germany; Bde Exec Off, 1st Bde, 4th Armd Div, Staff off, Pers & Admin Div, Headquarters USAREUR, Heidelberg, Germany; Ch, Per Div, G1, Headquarters, USACDC.EC, Fort Ord, California; Deputy G1, Headquarters USACDEC; Dep Sr Province Adv, I Corps, U.S. Mil Asst Cmd, Republic of Vietnam Quang Tri Prov; Dep Ch, Proj Tm I, Headquarters, USACDC.EC, Fort Ord, CA & Fort Irwin, California; Gp Exec Off, Instr Sup Gp, USACDC.ED, Fort Ord, California; Asst Deputy Ch of Staff, Headquarters, USACDEC, Instrumentation, Fort Ord, California.| His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Combat Infantryman Badge

  • Year Inducted

    1972

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00609