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.