Truman D. Eckols

Truman D. Eckols

Truman D. Eckols

Colonel Truman D. Eckols was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 27 November 1941, Class Number 2. His first duty assignment was as Secretary, Weapons Section, Academic Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Supply Officer, Weapons Section, Academic Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; S-3, 13th Regiment, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Texas; Battalion Commander, 13th Regiment, Infantry Replacement Training Center, Texas; Commander, QM Battalion American Graves Registration Command in Holland and France; Director of Operations, QM Battalion, American Graves Registration Command, Rheims, France; Director of Operations, QM Group, American Graves Registration Command, Liege, Belgium; S2, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, S-1, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA; Instructor, Tactical Department, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Advisor, 7th Regiment, 6th ROK Division, Korean Military Advisory Group, Korea; Chief General Training Division, G-3 Section, Fort Monroe, VA; Assistant Chief, General Training Division, G-3 Section, Headquarters Continental Army Command, Fort Monroe, VA; Army Liaison Officer, Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Headquarters Continental Army Command, USAF, Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, SC; Deputy G-3, Headquarters U.S. Army Hawaii, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Inspector General, U.S. Army Hawaii, 256h Infantry Division, Hawaii; Senior Advisor, 30th Infantry Division, North Carolina Army National Guard, Raleigh, North Carolina. | Colonel Eckols attended Infantry Officers Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Ribbon, European Theatre Ribbon, Korean Theatre Ribbon with 3 Campaign Stars, Republic of Korea Presidential Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, French Medal.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Combat Infantryman Badge

  • Year Inducted

    1977

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00804