Raymond Deitch

Raymond Deitch

Raymond Deitch

Colonel Raymond Deitch was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 4 May 1954, Class Number 6.  His first duty assignment was as Tank Platoon Leader, A Company, 13th Tank Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Tank Platoon Leader, 65th Infantry Regiment, Puerto Rico; Infantry Platoon Leader, Company Commander, 20th Infantry Regiment, Panama; Tank Company Commander, 3rd Battalion, 40th Arm, 1st Cavalry, Korea; Tank Battalion Advisor, New Jersey National Guard, Riverdale, New Jersey; Assistant G4, Headquarters 4th Armored Division, Germany; Instructor, USA Armor School, Fort Knox, KY; Battalion Commander, 6th PSYOP Battalion, USARV, RVN; Instructor, Inst Mil Asst, Fort Bragg, NC; Staff Officer, ODCSOPS, Headquarters DA, Washington, D.C; ACofS, J5, Headquarters, US Forces Japan; Division Chief, Far East/South Asia, J5, Policy and Plans, OJCS, Washington, D.C. | His awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/4 Campaign Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 4, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Gold Star, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal First Class, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 Device, Republic of Vietnam Psychological Warfare Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/Palm, Republic of Vietnam Civic Action Medal, Air Crewmember Badge, Army General Staff Identification Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge. | Military schools attended include: Armor Assoc Co Officer Course, Armor Officer Career Course, Psychological Warfare Course, Command and General Staff College, Foreign Area Officer Course, Air War College.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1984

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01081