ORVILLE E. BLOCH
Lieutenant Colonel Orville E. Bloch was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 October 1942, class number 89. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 124th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company F and L, 124th Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia; Platoon Leader, Company E, 338th Infantry, 85th Division, Italy; Staff and Faculty, General Secretary AD The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Student, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Staff and Faculty, General Secretary AD The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant Ch Operations Theater, Intell, G-2, GHeadquarters FEC, Japan; Assistant, XO, Theater Intell Division, G-2, GHeadquarters, FEC, Japan; Student, C&GSC, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Ch Secretary Br, G-2 Headquarters Third Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Ex O, 3d Bn, 33d Inf, Fort Kobbe, Panama Canal Zone; Assistant J2, J@ CARIBCOM, Quarry Heights, Panama Canal Zone; Division Advisor, USA ADGRU (NGUS) Washington, Seattle, Washington. | Lieutenant Colonel Bloch's awards and decorations include: the Medal of Honor, the Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, PUC, Combat Infantryman Badge, EAME Camp Medal, Am Camp Medal, World War II Vic Med, AOM w/c Japan, National Defense Service Med, Silver Cross Virtuti Mil 5th Cl (Polish Govt), UN Svc Med, Korean Svc Med, Italian Mil Cross for Valor.