Robert C. Hallmark
Colonel Robert C. Hallmark was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 5-54, 20 April 1954 at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was as Motor Officer, 1st Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Armored Division. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Advisor/Pilot, Korean Military Advisory Group, Chunchon, Korea; Aide-de-Camp, BG James V. Thompson, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Instructor Pilot/Staff Officer, Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Company Commander, 1st Battle Group, 3rd Infantry (Old Guard), Fort Meyer, Virginia; Pilot, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Aide-de-Camp, MG Andrew J. Boyle, Commanding General (CG), 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Aide-de-Camp, MG Fred C. Weyand, CG, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Pilot, Special Flight, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Company Commander, 334th Armed Helicopter Company, Vietnam; Staff Officer, National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland; Battalion Commander, 6th Training Battalion, Fort Dix, New Jersey, Province Senior Advisor, Military Advisory Group, Vinh Long, Vietnam; Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Hallmark retired in 1975. | According to Colonel Hallmark's obituary published in March of 2014, Colonel Hallmark's awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. He earned commendations from the General Chief of Staff of the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. Bob was extremely proud to be given the assignment as a Commander in the 3rd Infantry “Old Guard,” the Army’s elite ceremonial unit in the Nation’s Capital that handles Presidential ceremonies, guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and conducting funerals in Arlington National Cemetery.