Oran K. Henderson

Oran K. Henderson

Oran K. Henderson

Colonel Oran K. Henderson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 145, 7 January 1943. His first duty assignment was as a Rifle Platoon Leader, 71st Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Personnel Officer, 71st Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion Training Officer, 71st Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; Rifle Platoon Leader, European Theater of Operations; Weapons Platoon Leader, 71st Infantry Regiment; Regimental Adjutant; Aide-de-Camp to the Army Commander, Second U.S. Army, Fort Meade, Maryland; Commander, Company C, 38th Infantry Regiment, Korea; Adjutant, 38th Infantry Regiment, Korea; Aide-de-Camp, Korea; Battalion Executive Officer, 82nd Airborne Division; Executive Officer, G-3 Training Section; Battalion Commander, Second Battalion, 505th Infantry; Battalion Executive Officer, 11th Airborne Division; Battalion Commander, 11th Airborne Division, Second Battalion, 511th Infantry; Regimental S-3, 17th Cavalry; Commander of Troop C, 17th Cavalry, Lebanon; U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Brigade Executive Officer, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commanding Officer, 11th Infantry Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, 11th Infantry Brigade; Deputy Commander, 11th Infantry Brigade; Faculty Member, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, First U.S. Army Headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland. | Colonel Henderson was posthumously inducted. He is buried in the National Cemetery at Indian Town Gap Military Reservation, Annville, Pennsylvania.

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    Fort Benning, Georgia

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