Walter R. Pierce, Jr.
Colonel Walter R. Pierce, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 26 July 1945. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company K, 351st Infantry, 88th Division, Italy. | His subsequent duty assignments include: XO, Company Commander, 351st Infantry, 88th Division, Italy; Platoon Leader and Company Commander, Company F, 160th Infantry, 40th Division, Los Angeles, California, Company G, Japan and Korea; Unit Advisor, 6516, ASU ORC, Seattle Washington; Area Intel Officer and Classification, 522 Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion; Staff Member, Chief of Resident Instructor, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Detachment Commander, 209th MI Detachment, Okinawa, Japan; Intelligence Officer, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam; Joint Intel Officer, Chile; Group Commander, 470th MI Group, Fort Amador Canal Zone; Director of Instruction and Deputy Commandant Training and Education, HHC, USAICS, Fort Huachuca, Arizona. | Colonel Pierce's awards and decorations include: Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, UNSM, ROK PUC (2) AFRM, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Commendation Medal, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), AOM, EAME, WW II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Expert Infantry Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge.