Melton H. Kunze
Colonel Melton H. Kunze was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 5 May 1952, class number 12A. His first duty assignment was as Battalion Commo Officer, 47th Infantry Division, Camp Rucker, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Group Assistant S-3, 10 Special Forces Group, 77th Special Forces Group; FA Team Leader, FC 1 & 3, 77th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Commo Officer and Rifle Company Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 13th Infantry Regiment and 8th Infantry Division; Camp Carson, Colorado and Ulm, Germany; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 370th Armored Infantry, 1st Battalion, 46th Armored, Munich, Germany; Instructor, Special Warfare School, Unconventional Warfare, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Advisor, MAVC Field Advisory Team, south Vietnam Training Center and Infantry Branch, Song Mao, Vietnam; Group Commo Officer/Executive Officer/S-3, Special Forces Group, 3d Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Division G-1/Brigade Executive Officer, 4th Infantry Division, Pleiku, South Vietnam; Personnel Staff Officer, Headquarters Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Branch Chief, Pentagon, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Headquarters, Washington; Battalion Commander, 1-41 Infantry, 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Joint Staff, Bangkok, Thailand and Branch Chief, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand, USMACTHAI/JUSMAG; J-3, USSAG. | Colonel Kunze was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm.