Norman E. Aschenbrenner
Colonel Norman E. Aschenbrenner was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 3 December 1965. His first duty assignment was as Executive Officer, HHD, USA John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Student, Defense Language Institute West Coast, Monterey, California; S-2, 13th Combat Avn Bn, 1st Avn Bde, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Company A, 1st Battalion, 3rd BCT Bde, Fort Ord, California; Staff Actions Officer, Headquarters, USATC, Fort Louis, Washington; Commander, Company B, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; S-3 Air, HHC, 2d Battalion, 12th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Company D, 4th Battalion, 3d AIT BDE, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Operations and Staff Officer, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; Student, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Fort Benning, Georgia; Provost Marshall, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; Civil Defense Officer, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; G-5, STARC, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; G-3, STARC, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; Military Support Officer, HHD, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; Deputy Director, Plans, Opns, Tng, and Mil Spt, Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois; XO, TF 364, Honduras, Central America; Commander, 44th Chemical Battalion, 404th Chem Bde, Sycamore, Illinois; Deputy Director, POT&MS, STARC (-), Illinois ARNG, Springfield, Illinois. | His military education and training includes: Defense Language Institute-Vietnamese, Military Police Physical Security School, Civil Disorder Management Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Illinois State Police Counter Terrorism Course, Command and General Staff College, Chemical Officer Advanced Course, Senior Commander/Chemical Officers Course. | Colonel Aschenbrenner's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star w/V Device w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal w/V Device and numerals 25, Army Commendation Medal w/V device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal w/2 knots, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal w/5 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal w/bronze service star, Vietnam Service Medal w/4 bronze service stars, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation w/Palm, Republic of Vietnam Unit Civic Actions Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachute Badge, Illinois Military Medal of Merit, Illinois Long and Honorable Service 2d Award, Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon 8th Award, Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon 10th Award. | He was serving as Deputy Director, Plans, Operations, Training and Military Support Headquarters, Illinois National Guard at the time of his Hall of Fame induction.