Richard J. Gilbert

Richard J. Gilbert

Richard J. Gilbert

Colonel Richard J. Gilbert was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 20 February 1943. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Quatermaster Training Company, Camp Lee, Virginia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, D Company, 31st Battalion, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 8th Training Regiment, Fort McClellan, Alabama; Pool, Replacement Depot, Italy; Regimental S-3, Headquarters Company, 473d Regimantal Combat Team, Italy; Company Commander, C Company, 27th Battalion, Camp Croft, South Carolina; Unit  Commander, Casual Detachment Reception Center, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Receiving Division, Receiving Company, Fort Devens, Massachusetts; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 2d Battalion, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, Trenton, New Jersey; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Division, Trenton, New Jersey; and Commandant, 1153d Army Reserve Service Unit School, Camden, New Jersey.

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