Thomas A. Davidson


Thomas A. Davidson

Major Thomas A. Davidson was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 2-63, 29 March 1963. His first duty assignment was as a platoon leader in A Company, 1/87th Infantry on Kelly Hill, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Duty Pilot, 18th Aviation Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, NaTrang, Republic of Vietnam; Duty Pilot, 2d Flight Platoon, DaNang, Republic of Vietnam; Recon/Forward Air Control Pilot, O-1 Bird Dogs (73 RAC), DaNang, Republic of Vietnam; Fixed Wing Instructor Pilot (“IP”), Department of Tactics, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Platoon Commander, 184th RAC, Phu Loi (III Corps), Republic of Vietnam; Executive Officer, HHC, 19th Aviation Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Rifle Company Commander, Company C, 1/60 Infantry, 172d Infantry Brigade, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Company Commander, 12th Aviation Company, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; District Senior Advisor, MACV, Advisory Team 47 (Binh Long Province) Third Regional Assistance Command (“TRAC”), Republic of Vietnam; 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) – Fort Campbell, Kentucky: DISCOM Adjutant (S-1); DISCOM Forward Area Support Coordinator (“FASCO”) to 2nd Bde; DISCOM Command Logistics Officer (S-4); Executive Officer, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion; Airfield Commander, Campbell Army Airfield; Company Commander, 16th Data Processing Unit (DPU), 2nd SUPCOM, VII Corps, USAREUR, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany); Deputy Post/Community Commander, Nellingen Barracks, Federal Republic of Germany (Germany); Director of the 101st Airborne Division’s Division Data Center (“DD.C.”), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His military education includes: Basic Combat Training/Advanced Individual Training; Infantry Officers Candidate School; Airborne; Officer’s Aviators Course; U-IA Pilots Training Course; Infantry Officers Advanced Course; Automatic Data Processing Officers Course; Northern Warfare School. | His awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross; Distinguished Flying Cross; Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster); Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal (34th); Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Good Conduct Medal; Armed Forces Reserve Medal; National Defense Service Medal (2); Armed Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal w/ 9 Campaign Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 1); Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Bronze Star; Master Army Aviator Badge; Combat Infantryman Badge; Parachutist Badge; Meritorious Unit Citation; Unit Navy Ribbon.

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Graduated From
Officer Candidate School Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Duty Pilot, 18th Aviation Company, 14th Aviation Battalion, NaTrang, Republic of Vietnam
Highest Award
Distinguished Service Cross
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service

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