Weldon F. Honeycutt

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Weldon F. Honeycutt

Colonel Weldon F. Honeycutt was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 24 November 1951, Class #5-51. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 31st Infantry Division, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Pathfinder Detachment Commander/Platoon Leader, 187th Airborne Regiment Combat Team, Korea; Company Commander, I Company, 3d Bn, Korea; Instructor, Staff & Faculty, U.S. Army Signal, Fort Monomouth, New Jersey; Operations Officer, 3rd Aviation Co, 3d Div, Fort Benning, Georgia; Aide-de-Camp to General Westmoreland, 101st Airborne Division; Battalion Executive Officer and Battalion Commander, 24th Inf Div; Company Commander, 67th Aviation Company, Headquarters 7th Corps; Company Commander, 68th Aviation Company, Vietnam; Staff Officer and Secretary to the General Staff, Headquarters 3rd Army; Battalion Commander, 187th Airborne Inf and Staff Officer, 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam; Deputy Director and Director, Leader Department, The Infantry School; Executive Officer, Deputy Chief of Staff for Military Operations, Headquarters DA, Washington, D.C.; Deputy Chief, Troop Operations & Readiness Div, ODCSOPS, Headquarters DA, Washington, D.C. | Colonel Honeycutt's awards and decorations include: Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/V 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal w/V and 26 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal /clasp, Army of Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Korean Service Medal, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, Vietnam Service, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm and star, Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal 1st Class, Vietnam Staff Service Medal 1st Class, Vietnamese Civic Actions Medal 1st Class, Vietnamese Campaign Medal w/1960 Device, Presidential Unit Citation w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Valor Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm, Vietnam Civic Actions Medal 1st Class, Combat Infantryman Badge w/star, Master Parachutist Badge, Glider Badge, Master Army Aviator Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Vietnamese Parachutist Badge, General Staff Identification Badge.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Distinguished Service Cross
Year Inducted
1972
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00584

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