Nelson B. Eldred III
Colonel Nelson B. Eldred III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School n 9 January 1945, class number 387. His first duty assignment was as Training Officer, Camp Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Adjutant, Philippine Island; Adjutant General (AG) Classification and Assignment Officer, Headquarters, Army Forces Western, Pacific (AFPAC); Classification and Assignment Officer, Enlisted Branch, Headquarters, 4th Army; AG, Section, Headquarters, 8th Army, Far East Command; Editorial Branch, AG Section and Assistant Secretary of General Staff, Headquarters, Japan Logistical Command; Office In Charge, Correspondence Unit, Assignment Branch and Chief, Emergency Returns Unit, Assignment Branch, TAGO, DA, Washington, D.C.; Adjutant, Military Assistance Advisory Group, Iraq; AG Personnel and Chief, Military Personnel Processing, AG Section Headquarters U.S. Army Europe; Chief, Admin. Services, AG Section and Adjutant General, Headquarters, XX Corps; Adjutant General, Headquarters, 1st Logistical Command, Vietnam; Chief Office of Personnel Records Branch and Chief, Secretariat for DA Selection Boards and Chief, Casualty Division, TAGO, DA, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Rldred's awards and decorations include: Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit.