Richard Edwin Cross

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Richard Edwin Cross

Colonel Richard Edwin Cross was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 387, 9 January 1945. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, First Parachute Training Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent commands included: Instructor, Parachute School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Defense Platoon Leader, and later served as a Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 11'1' Airborne Division, Asia Pacific Theatre Operations, Philippines and Japan; Battalion S-4, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Aide-de-Camp, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battalion Adjutant and later the Assistant Regimental Adjutant and Company Executive Officer, 504'1' Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Acting Assistant Adjutant General, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Company Executive Officer, and later the Battalion Adjutant, Assistant Regimental Adjutant, and Rifle Company Commander, 26th Infantry Regiment, 15' InfantryDivision, European Command, Bamberg, Germany; Instructor, Airborne Department, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; General Staff Officer, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Military Attaché, United States Embassy, Rangoon, Burma; S-4, and later the Executive Officer and Deputy Commander, 3rd United States Infantry, Fort Myer, Virginia; Assistant Chief of Staff, Military District of Washington, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 3rd United States Infantry, Fort Myer, Virginia; Joint Staff Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Joint Staff Officer, J-5 Division, Military Assistance Command Vietnam, Vietnam; Joint Staff Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Joint Staff, Vietnam; Deputy Commander, The School of the Americas, United States Army South, Fort Gulick, Canal Zone, Panama; Commander, Atlantic Area Installation Command, United States Army South, Fort Davis, Canal Zone, Panama; General Staff Officer, United States Army Infantry Training Command, Fort Ord, California; Deputy Commander and Director of Industrial Operations (Logistics), Headquarters, Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Unavailable
Year Inducted
2001
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_02085

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