ROBERT B. NETT

NETT,ROBERT
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ROBERT B. NETT

After World War II, Captain Nett served with the Artillery Center School Troop, Fort Sill, Oklahoma and later with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division, Japan, where he became the Inspector General of Kobe Base, Japan. | During the Korean War, Captain Nett was a Company Commander training South Korean soldiers. He later served as the Inspector General of Headquarters Southwestern Area Command, doing classified missions for General McArthur’s Far East Headquarters. | In 1951, Major Nett attended the Regular Advanced Infantry Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was subsequently assigned as an instructor to the Army Ground General School, Fort Riley, Kansas until 1954. From 1954 to 1957, he was the Station Commander of Erlangen Station, Nuremberg, Germany and returned to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to attend the Command and General Staff College. He was subsequently appointed the Chairman of the Attack Committee in the Ranger Department of the Infantry School. In 1963, Lieutenant Colonel Nett was assigned to Vietnam as an advisor the Vietnamese 2nd Infantry Division. Subsequent assignments include the llth Air Assault (Test) Division; Battalion Commander of the Officer Candidate School, and Deputy Director of the Company Operations, Infantry School. Colonel Nett’s final assignment was Chief of Reserve Affairs for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in Heidelberg, Germany. | Colonel Nett received a Bachelor of Science Degree and teaching certificate in Social Science and Industrial Arts. | Colonel Nett’s awards and decorations include: the Medal of Honor, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with V Device and two Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Airborne Gliderman, Air Assault, and Grand Cross of Malta. | Colonel Nett retired from the Army in August of 1973 and continued his community service as a teacher in the Columbus, Georgia, School System. His record of outstanding performance and achievements continued by being selected as Teacher of the Year in 1985.

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MH ID#
MH_00009
Highest Award
Medal of Honor
Year Inducted
1959
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00067

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