ROBERT W. KOLB
Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Kolb began his commissioned career as a Platoon Leader with the 407th Infantry Regiment in 1942 at Camp Maxey, Texas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader with the 423rd Infantry, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 1942. Promoted to First Lieutenant in 1944 and assigned to the 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division in Germany during the period 1944-1945. Promoted to the grade of Captain, Company Commander 1946 while serving with the 16th Infantry, assigned to the Army Avn Training Center, San Marcos, Texas, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1947. 82d Airborne Division, Army Aviator, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1948-1949. Assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington then to Korea 1950-1951, 1952-1955, G3 Section, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Promoted to Major 1953, assigned United States Army Alaska. Advisor to the 1st Scout Battalion, Alaska National Guard 1956-1957. 1958-1961 United States Army Infantry School Airborne Airmobility (Doctrine and Requirements Committee). | Lieutenant Kolb's awards and decorations include: the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal w/7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart.