Richard C. Oshlo

Richard C. Oshlo

Richard C. Oshlo

Colonel Richard C. Oshlo was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 27, 3 July 1942. His first duty assignment was as an Infantry Battalion S-4, 361st Regimental Combat Team, 91st Division, Camp White, Oregon. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, Alpha Company, 361st Regiment, Camp White, Oregon; Commanding Officer, Service Company, 361st Regiment, Camp White, Oregon; Commanding Officer, K Company, 361st Regiment, Camp White, Oregon; Executive Officer, 3rd Battalion, 361st Regiment, Camp Adair, Oregon & European Theater of Operation-North Africa/Italy; Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 361st Regiment, European Theater of Operation-Italy; Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 361st Regiment, European Theater of Operation-Italy; 3rd Battalion, 361st Regiment, European Theater of  Operation-Italy & Iowa Military District; Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, 168th Regiment, Iowa National Guard, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Executive Officer, 3rd Battle Group, 17th Infantry Regiment, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Commanding Officer, 3rd Battle Group, 17th Infantry Regiment, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Commanding Officer, 3rd Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 205th Infantry Brigade, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Executive Officer, 561st Direct Support Group, 88th Army Reserve Command, Omaha, Nebraska; Assistant Commandant, 5049th U.S. Army Reserve School, 89th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Omaha, Nebraska; Commandant, 5049th U.S. Army Reserve School, 89th U.S. Army Reserve Command, Omaha, Nebraska; Attached to U.S. Army Reserve Components Group, Reserve Components Personnel Administration, St Louis, Missouri. | His awards and decorations include: Legion Merit, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal w/ 3 Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Hourglass Device, Italian Military Cross of Valor from the Italian Government, the Presidential Unit Citation. | Colonel Oshio retired from the Army and passed away 30 May 1975.

More Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    2007

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_02400