Michael Barszcz

BARSZCZ,MICHAEL
Michael Barszcz

Michael Barszcz

Colonel Michael Barscz was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 December 1942, class number 114. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 928th Air Base Scty Battalion, PTO. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 160th Inf Regiment, 40th Inf Div, PTO; Asst to Director of Training, RTC, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Exec O, Det Special Troops, Headquarters, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Commander, Co B, 19th Inf, FECOM; Unit Training Officer, 24th Repl Co, FECOM; Company Commander, Co G, 19th Inf, FECOM; Commander, Honor Guard Platoon, Headquarters Sp Trps, EUSAK, FECOM; Asst G-3, Headquarters, 10th Inf Div, Fort Riley, Kansas; Company Commander, Co F, 18th Inf, USAREUR, Bn S-3, Headquarters Co, 2d Bn, 18th Inf, USAREUR; Bn Exec Officer, Headquarters Co, 2d Bn, 18th Inf, USAREUR, Instr Tactics, Gd-Assoc Arms Div, USA Cmlc, Sch, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Inf LnO, O Mil Art Div, USA CmlC Sch, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Staff Adv, Mil Region, MAAG, Vietnam; Senior Army rep-comb Svc Program, Dept of Navy, Washington, D.C. w/ sta NAS, Alameda, California; Bde S-3, HHC, 172d Inf Bde, USARAL; Bn Commander, HHC, 4th Bn, 23d Inf, 172d Inf Bde, USARAL; Bde Exec Officer, HHC, 2d Bde, USARPAC-Republic of Vietnam; Commanding Officer, USA 5th Retg Dist, Chicago, Illinois. | Colonel Barscaz's awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Combat Inf Bdge (2 Awd), Bronze Star 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Inf Bdge 3d Awd, Purple Heart 2d Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Bronze Star w/V device 2d Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00342