Norman F.J. Allen
Colonel Norman F. J. Allen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 29 August 1944, class number 344. His first duty assignment was as TAC Officer, 7th Company, 2d STR, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: TAC Off, 20th Co, 3d STR, Co Cmdr, Co A Sv Bn, Fort Benning, Georgia; Platoon Leader, Engr Co Cmdr, 158 RCT, Philippines - Japan; Co Cmdr, Bn S-3, 3774 TRK Co, 207 TC Trk Bn, Japan; Bn XO, S-3, S-1, 207 TC Trk Bn, Japan; S-2, 14th Rct, Camp Carson, Colorado; Co Cmdr, Co I, 5th Cav Regiment, 1st Cav Div, Korea; Co Cmdr, Asst G-2, Asst G-3 XCI Corps, Japan; Instr, Tactics, Defense Tactics USAIS, Fort Benning, Georgia; Project Officer, Field Equip and Special Projects Dept, Bd 3, Army Field Force Board 3 Inf, Fort Benning, Georgia; USACGSC Student Officer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Regiment’l Advisor/Exec Officer, 442d Inf USAR, Hawaii; S-2, XO, 2d BG, 21st Inf, Hawaii; Dep Cmdr, 2d BG 21st Inf, Hawaii; Office OCRD, Headquarters DA, Stu Univ of Omaha, Special Warfare Office, OCRD, DA Staff, OCRD, Washington, D.C.; Staff Off, Spec Warfare Div OCRD, Headquarters DA, DA Staff OCRD, Washington, D.C.; Div Adv, Florida NG, Staff Off, DA, OCRD, Division Advisor Florida NG, Jacksonville, Florida; Div Advisor, Florida NG; Brigade Cmdr, Spec Trps Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas; Brigade Cmdr, 2d Brigade, 1st Inf Div, Vietnam; Brigade Cmdr, Vietnam. | His awards and decorations include: Silver Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, LOM, DFC w/ 1Oak Leaf Cluster, BS w/ V 14 Oak Leaf Cluster, ACM w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Republic of Vietnam national Honor Medal 5th CL, Republic of Vietnam Honor Medal 1st CL, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, PH w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster.