Richard H. Ferriter
Colonel Richard H. Ferriter was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 8 May 1942, class number 10. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A/D, 35th Infantry, Oahu. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, S-2, Company D, Headquarters Company, 35th Infantry, Guadalcanal; Company Commander, 25th Recon Company, 20th Infantry Division, New Georgia, New Caldeonia; Battalion Executive Officer, 27th Infantry, Luzon; Battalion Commander, 102d Regiment, 43d Infantry Division, Camp Pickett, Virginia & Augsburg, Germany; Assistant G-4, Headquarters, VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany; Staff Officer, ODCSOPS, DA; Flight School, Camp Gary, Texas & Fort Rucker, Alabama; Aviation Officer, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Student, Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Aviation Officer, I Corps, Korea; Commander, 2d Battle Group, 31st Infantry, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Staff Officer, J-5, OJCS, Washington, D.C.; OPS Division Chief, Headquarters USAREUR, ODCSOPS, Heidelberg, Germany; Chief of Staff, U.S. Command, Berlin, Germany. | Colonel Ferriter's awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star (Valor), Purple Heart w/Cluster, Commendation Ribbon w/Cluster, Air Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns.