Richard F. Carvell
Colonel Richard F. Carvell was commissioned and Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 23 March 1954, class number 4. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 325th ABN Infantry Regiment, 82d ABN Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: XO, Headquarters Company, 325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Assistant COMDT Airborne School, Headquarters, School and Training Command, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Platoon Leader, company C, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Division Platoon Leader/XO/Division Executive, Company C, 1st Battle Group, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Instructor, Ranger Department, UN States Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Detachment Commander, Company D, 7th special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Detachment Commander MTT, Company A, 8th Special Forces Group, San Bernardo, Chile; Assistant S-3, Headquarters Company, 8th Special Forces Group, Fort Gulick Canal Zone; Special Forces Instructor, Combat Arms Division, USAQMS, Fort Lee, Virginia; Department Commander, Det B-56, 5th Special Forces Group, Vietnam; Battalion S-3/Battalion XO/Battalion Commnader, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Chief, Plans Branch, Headquarters, U.S. Army School, training Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Battalion Commander, Headquarters, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam; Regimental Advisor, 52d Infantry Regiment, 18th Infantry Division, Vietnam; Infantry Assignments, Colonel's Division, OPO-OPD, Washington, D.C.; Chief Reforger Group and Deputy Director, Brigade 75/76, ODCSOPS, Headquarters USAREUR and Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany. | His awards and decorations include: Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge (2 Awards), Glider Badge, Master Parachute Badge, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses (7 Palms, 2 Silver Star, 1 Bronze Star), PUC (Navy), PUC (Army, 2 Awards), Purple Heart (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Air Medal (V Device, 13 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal (V Device, 3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit.