Walter C. Franzen
Colonel Walter Franzen was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 29 May 1946, class number 538. His first duty assignment was as Civil Affairs Officer Police Platoon, 99th Military Government Group, Taegu, Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Civil Affairs Officer, 99th Military Govt Gp, Andong, Korea; Sr Advisor, 6th Korean Constabulary Regiment, Korea Mil Advisor Gp, Taegu, Korea; Chief, Combined Arms Branch, 4th Inf Division, Fort Ord, California; Chief, Combined Army Branch, 6th Inf Division (Training), Fort Ord, California; Sr. Advisor, 16th Regiment, 33rd Div, China MAAG; Sr. Advisor, 33d Div, Chinese Army, MAAG Formosa; Instructor, Combined Arms Branch, Army Medical Service School, AMSS; Coordinator, Chinese Army Medical Students, Army Medical Service School, AMSS; Company Commander, Co B, 506 Battle Gp, 101st Abn, Company Commander, Div, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Chief, Production Team Office of Chief of Staff, Army; Chief, Production Team, Staff Communications Division; Senior Advisor, 40th Regiment, 22d ARepublic of Vietnam Div, DAKTO, SVN; Prof Mil Science, Bangor High School, ROTC Det, Bangor, Me; Bn Comdr, 5th Bn, 23d Inf, 172 Bde, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Deputy Brigade Commander, 172d Inf Bde (M). | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal.