Robert W. Hakala

HAKALA,ROBERT

Robert W. Hakala

Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Hakala was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 1 May 1943, class number 230. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company A, 50th ITB, Camp Croft, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Executive Officer, Co C, 399th Inf, European Theater of Operations; Company Commander, Co B, 37th ITB, Camp Croft, South Carolina; Assistant Infantry Officer, Headquarters, USAFID/XXIV, Korea, dy w/ office Civil Info; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 3d Bn, 31st Inf, APO 7, Camp Grawford, Japan; PMST, 5113 ASU, Cheyenne, Wyoming, ROTC; Industrial Secretary Officer, 5001 ASU, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - D w/PM 5th Army; S-3 5107 ASU, Minneapolis, Minnesota-Dy w/Minn Mil District; Battalion S-3, Headquarters, 2d Bn, 4th Inf, Eielson, Air Force Base, Alaska; Regiment S-3, Headquarters, 4th Inf, Fort Lewis, Washington; Regiment/BG S-3, Headquarters, 8th Inf, Fort Lewis, Washington; Operations Officer, Headquarters, Eight Army, G-3 Section EUSA Korea; Chief, O&T, Ranger Dept The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Camp Commander, Florida Ranger Camp, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. | Colonel Hakala's awards and decorations include: Commendation Ribbon, Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal w/V device and w/Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Executive Officer, Co C, 399th Inf, European Theater of Operations
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Graduation Year
1943
Year Inducted
1963
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00177

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