"Lieutenant Colonel Robert Craddock attended Infantry OCS, graduating in OCS Class 82, 13 October 1942. He was assigned Platoon Leader, Second Lieutenant, 409th Infantry Company, Camp Claiborne, Louisiana. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, 26 March 43; 1943, 409th Inf, Rifle Co. Commander, First Lieutenant, Camp Howze, Texas; promoted to Captain 23 November 1943; 1944, 409th Inf Rifle Co. Commander, Captain; Unit departed O/S to European Theater of Operations 6 October 1944; 1945 - 409th Inf., Rifle Co. Comdr., European Theater of Operations; 1946 - 9th Inf , Bn Adjutant - Captain, Fort Lewis, Washington - 1947 -24th Inf., Co. Comdr., Captain, Japan; 1948 Infanty, Mess and Club Off., Japan; 1949 -195l, Advisor, USAR, Captain, Woodward, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; promoted Major 26 Oct. 50.,  1952, 21st Inf, Bn. S3 and XO, Major, Korea and Japan., 1953 21st Inf., Bn. Comdr., and XO., 1953 - 21st Inf., Bn Comdr., Maj., Japan and Korea.  1954 10th Inf. Div., Asst. G3., Major, Fort Riley, Kansas., 1955 - 85th Inf, Bn. Comdr., Major, Fort Riley, Kansas., 1956 - 85th Inf., Bn Comdr., Major and Lieutenant Colonel to Europe under Gyro Plan, 2 November 1955; promoted Lieutenant Colonel 8 February 1956; 1957 -10th Inf. Div., AC of  Staff, G3, Lieutenant Colonel, Europe, assigned G3 on 8 August 1956; 1958 - AC of Staff, G3., Lieutenant Colonel. Unit returned from o/s to Fort Benning; 1959 - 2d Inf. Div. AC of Staff, G3., Lieutenant Colonel, Fort Benning, Georgia; Division re-designated as 2d Inf Div., 14 June 1958; 1960 - USAIS, Dep. Opn Off., Lieutenant Colonel, assigned 3 February 1960. | His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star w/V device, 2 Oak Leaf Cluster; CIB w/2d award; Army Commendation Ribbon w/ Cluster."

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  • Rank

    Lieutenant Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

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  • Highest Award

    Bronze Star Medal

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