O’Neill J. Daigle, Jr.
Brigadier General (later Major General) O'Neill J. Daigle, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 29 May 1943, class number 244. His first duty assignment was as Assistant S-3, Headquarters, 21st Battalion IRTC, Fort McClellain, Alabama. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Company A, 21st Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Platoon Leader, company C, 260th Infantry, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; Information and Education Officer, Post Headquarters, Fort Brooke, Puerto Rico; Port Information and Education Officer, New Orleans Port of Embarkation; Battery Commander, Battery D, 769th AAA Battalion, Donaldsonville, Louisiana; Battalion Commander, Headquarters 769th AAA AW Battalion, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Battalion Commander, Headquarters 769th Signal Battalion, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Battalion Commander, Assistant Post G-3, and Special Project Officer, Headquarters Company, USA Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Group Commander, Headquarters 225th Engineer Group, New Orleans, Louisiana; Commanding General, Headquarters Emergency Operations Headquarters, LaARNG, New Orleans, Louisiana. | His awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal,, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal.