Obel H. Wells

WELLS,OBEL

Obel H. Wells

Colonel Obel H. Wells was commissioned as an Infantry Officer after graduation of the Officer Candidate School Class 28, 24 March 1951. Colonel Wells’ first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader with the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Echo Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, Korea; S2, 2nd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, Korea; G2 Air Officer, Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Aviation Unit Commander, 24th Division, Germany; Battle Group S3, 1st Division, Fort Riley, Kansas; Battalion Commander, 54th Mechanized Infantry, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Battalion Executive Officer, 227th HEL Battalion, Vietnam, Senior Advisor (Regiment), 1st ARepublic of Vietnam Division, Vietnam; Assistant to D.CSPER, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Force Planning Officer, J5 CINCPAC, Honolulu, Hawaii; Senior Aviation Advisor, Iranian Army, Teheran, Iran Chief Plans and Programs, NE States Headquarters USARRI, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. " Colonel Wells's military awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit (3Oak Leaf Cluster), the Soldier’s Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with V Device (3Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Medal 4/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Purple Heart (1Oak Leaf Cluster,) and the Army Commendation Medal (2Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Silver Star (1Oak Leaf Cluster), the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, the Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device. He was earned the Combat Infantryman Badge (2nd AWD), the Senior Army Aviator Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Army’s General Staff Identification Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Platoon Leader, Echo Company, 32nd Infantry Regiment, Korea
Highest Award
Silver Star
Graduation Year
1951
Year Inducted
2011
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_02561

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