Walter J. Bodman, Jr.

Walter J. Bodman, Jr.

Walter J. Bodman, Jr.

Colonel Walter J. Bodman, Jr. was commissioned an Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 27 May 1949, Class Number 9A. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company M; HHC; Company K, 29th Infantry and Company K, 27th Infantry, Okinawa and Korea. | His subsequent duty assignments include:  Company Commander, Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 29th Infantry, Okinawa; Executive Officer, HHC 508 Airborne Infantry, Regimental Combat Team, Fort Benning, GA; Instructor, Advanced NCO Academy, Fort Benning, GA; Student, Infantry Officer Advance Course; Personnel Officer, ROTC Camp, Fort Campbell; Company Commander, Company M, 508 Airborne Infantry, Regimental Combat Team, Fort Campbell and Japan; Company Commander and Group Adj, Company B and HHC 502 AIBG,  Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Signal Officer, HHC 504 AIBG (Abn Infantry Battle Group), Fort Bragg and Mainz Germany; Student, CGSC; Instructor, Officers Branch, The Signal School, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Battalion Executive Officer, HHC, 50th Signal Battalion (ABN); Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Student, AFSC; Chief Planner, Headquarters Company 1st Signal Brigade; Battalion Commanding Officer and DSO, 13th Signal Battalion; Comm Planner for CINorth CarolinaAL, Headquarters CINorth CarolinaAL; Comm Planner, CE Office, Pentagon; Group CO, HHC 1st Signal Group, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Director Plans and Opn, Headquarters, Fort Lewis, Washington. | His awards and decorations include:  Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; BS with Bronze Cluster; MSM; Air Medal with Bronze Cluster; JSCM; ARCOM with 2 Bronze Clusters; Purple Heart with 1 Bronze Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with SS; Master Parachutist Badge.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Riley, Kansas

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1978

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00862