Richard K. Delaune
Lieutenant Colonel Delaune, born in Napoleonville, Louisiana, graduated Infantry OCS Class 302, 26 October 1943.| His subsequent assignments include: 1943 - IRTC Camp Blanding, Florida., Unit Training Officer - Second Lieutenant, Basic Training, 1944 - 261st Inf, 65th Inf. Div., Rifle Platoon Leader, Second Lieutenant, Camp Shelby, Mississippi; 1945 - Co. B, 209th Infantry. Bn (Sep) Rifle Plat Ldr. & Co. XO, lst Lieutenant, Puerto Rico; 1946 Headquarters Antilles Dept., Asst. Dept. I&E Officer, First Lieutenant, Puerto Rico; 1947 - 1950 - Inactive Reserve, Captain; 1951 - 1952, Branch Exchange Officer, Captain, Camp Sendai, Japan; 1953 8017th Army Unit., CO Station Complement, Captain, Camp Schimmelpfennig, Japan; 1954 1955 - Inf. Sch. Det., The School Brigade, S2 and S3, Major, Fort Benning, Georgia; 1956 - 1958, Delaware ROTC Instructor Group , Asst. PMS&T, Major, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware; 1959 - MAAG Vietnam, Regimental Advisor, Major; 1960 - 2d Stu. Bn., The Student Brigade, Bn. CO and XO, Major, Fort Benning, Georgia; 1961 - Infantry School Battalion; The Student Brigade, Bn CO, Lieutenant Colonel, Fort Benning, Georgia. | Lieutenant Colonel Delaune received the Army Commendation Medal.