Vincent A. Geiger
Colonel Vincent A. Geiger was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class Number 186 on 4 March 1943. His first duty assignment was as Weapons Platoon Leader, Company L, 290th Infantry, 75th Division, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader, Company I, 377th Infantry, 95th Division, European Theater of Operations; Commanding Officer, Company I, 377th Infantry, 95th Division, European Theater of Operations; Commanding Officer, Company B, 22nd Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, Camp Butner, North Carolina; Infantry Dept. Instructor, 2073d ARASU Reserve School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Infantry Dept. Director, 2073d ARASU Reserve School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Assistant Commandant, 2073d USAR School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Director Command and General Staff Dept, 2973d USAR School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Commandant, 2073d USAR School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. | His military education and training includes: Second Army Command and Staff Instructor Course, Infantry Associate Officer Advanced Course, Civil Affiars/Military Government Officers Course, Command and General Staff College. | Colonel Geiger's awards and decorations include: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Combat Infantryman Badge, American Campaign Medal, European Middle Eastern Theater Medal w/4 Battle Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Occupation Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal. | At the time of his induction, Colonel Geiger was serving as an Officer and Director of Recreation, Inc., the owner and operator of a golf club in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.