Robert O. English

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Robert O. English

Robert O. English

Colonel Robert 0. English was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from OCS class 52 on 19 August 1942. His first duty assignment was as a Platoon Leader, L Company, 3d Bn, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Motorized Infantry Division, in the Mohave Desert. | His subsequent assignments include: Bn S-2, Aleutians - Attu Island; Platoon Leader 66th Inf Div, CP Robinson, Ark; Bn S-3, 1/38th, 2d Inf Div, ETO; Co, 1/38th, 2d Inf Div ETO; Co, HQ & SVC GP, GHQ FEC; Bn XO, HQ & SVC GP, GHQ FEC; Stu, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, GA; Stu, CGSC Fort  Leavenworth, Kanj Committee Chairman, Staff Dept., The Infantry School, Fort Benning GA; BN Co/G-4, Berlin Command; Advisor, Cal ARNG; Advisor KHAG, Korea; G-3 Div 6th U.S. Army; and Senior Army Advisor, California ARNG. | Colonel English has attended the Advanced CL The Infantry School course, and CGSC. | His military awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Emblem, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Medal, European African - Medal Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Infantryman Badge and the Belgian Fourragere.

Additional Information

  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1987

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_01177