Richard L. Speedman

Richard L. Speedman

Richard L. Speedman

Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Speedman was commissioned a Field Artillery Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 18-49, 20 December 1949. His first duty assignment was as Commanding Officer, Battery B, 30th Field Artillery Battalion, V Corps, Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His subsequent assignments include: Forward Observer, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Infantry/Armor Liaison Officer, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Battery Executive Officer, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Executive Officer, Battery B, Communications Officers Headquarters, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Japan and Korea; Battery Commander, Battery B, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Battery Commander, 720th Field Artillery Battalion, 71st Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Maintenance Officer, 4th Aviation Company, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington; Aviation Officer, LANDSOUTHEAST (NATO), (Formed first aviation unit) Izmir, Turkey; Division Chief, Officer Instructional Division, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Division Chief, Practical Exercise Division, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Chief, Aircraft Maintenance Support, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Aviation/Artillery School Advisor, Royal Thai Army, Lopburi, Thailand; Post Assistant S-3, Camp Drum, New York; Aviation Officer, Camp Drum, New York; Northeast Airspace Control Officer, Camp Drum, New York; Aviation Maintenance Officer, Helicopter School, Fort Wolters, Texas; Maintenance Staff Officer, 11th Aviation Group, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Division, Vietnam.

More Information

  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Sill, Oklahoma

  • Key Assignment

    Commander | 228th Assault Support Helicopter Battalion | 1st Cavalry Division | Vietnam

  • Highest Award

    Unavailable

  • Year Inducted

    2003

  • Branch Of Service

    Field Artillery

  • HF ID #

    HF_02241