Paul R. Longgrear

LONGGREAR,PAUL

Paul R. Longgrear

Colonel Longgrear was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 8-66, 26 May 1966. His first duty assignment was as Tactical Officer, 52nd Company (Officer Candidate School), 5th Battalion, Student Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Project Officer, 7th Special Forces Group; Advisor, 5th Special Forces Group, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, United States Army Training Center, Fort Benning, Georgia; Executive Officer, 5/46 Infantry, 198th Brigade, Republic of Vietnam; Commander, Alpha Company, 5/46 Infantry, 198th Brigade, Republic of Vietnam; S-3 Plans Officer, 198th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division, Republic of Vietnam; Instructor, Florida Southern College, 3rd ROTC Region, Lakeland, Florida; Public Affairs Officer, 3rd Infantry Division, APO New York 09036; Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 58th Infantry, St. Louis, Missouri; Personnel Officer, 4th (Engineer) Brigade, St. Louis, Missouri; Operations Officer, Army Forces, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Operations Officer, 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, St. Louis, Missouri; Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, St. Louis, Missouri; FORSCOM Action Agent, Bold Eagle 82; Operations Officer, 2nd Brigade, 34th Infantry; Intelligence Officer, 2nd Brigade, 24th Infantry Division, St. Louis, Missouri; Operations Officer, 82nd Airborne Division; Operations Officer, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry; Instructor, 329th USARE; Regional Emergency Management Coordinator; Control Group. | Colonel Longgrear's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star “V” w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Ribbon, Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. | Following his retirement, Colonel Longgrear was owner of Unishippers of Middle Georgia, Pine Mountain, Georgia.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Project Officer, 7th Special Forces Group
Highest Award
Silver Star
Graduation Year
1966
Year Inducted
2007
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_02395

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