Wilford L. Bjornstad

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Wilford L. Bjornstad

Brigadier General Wilford L. Bjornstad was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 1 September 1942, class number 61. His first duty assignment was as Rifle Platoon Leader, 99th Infantry Battalion, Camp Riply, Minnesota. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Supply Officer/Company Commander, 99th Infantry Battalion, Camp Hale, Colorado and Europe; Battalion Executive Officer, 474th Infantry Regiment, Europe; Battalion commander, U.S. Army Reserve-Ready Reserve, 339th Infantry Regiment, 85th Division and 334th Infantry Regiment, 84th Division; Assistant Division Commander, Headquarters Squadron, 84th Division. | His awards and decorations include: 5 Campaigns European Theater of Operations, Norway King Haakon Medal, Belgian Ordre de Leopold w/ Palm, Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm, French Croix de Guerre w/ Star, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Year Inducted
1975
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Brigadier General
HF ID #
HF_00704

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