PATRICK F. McGINNIS

PATRICK F. McGINNIS

PATRICK F. McGINNIS

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick F. McGinnis, upon graduation from the Infantry Officer Candidate School, was assigned as an Instructor in the Weapons Department, United States Army Infantry School. | Lieutenant Colonel McGinnis was later assigned to the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 11th Airborne Division, for duty as a Company Commander and subsequently assigned to the 187th Glider Infantry Regiment as a Battalion Executive Officer. He participated in three campaigns in the Far East during World War II, including a combat jump on Luzon. Some of his other assignments include duty with the 3d Infantry Division and the Korean Military Advisory Group in Korea; Chief of Plans Division, G3 Section, XVIII Airborne Corps. | Lieutenant Colonel McGinnis completed the Associate Infantry Officer Advance Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the Senior Officer Atomic Weapons Employment Course. | His decorations include: the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Master Parachutist Badge.

More Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Graduation Year

    1942

  • Highest Award

    Silver Star

  • Year Inducted

    1959

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00058