William B. Ray

William B. Ray

William B. Ray

Colonel William B. Ray was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 9 December 1946, class number 544. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, B Troop, 1st Med Sqdn, FECOM. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, C Troop, 5th Cav Sqdn, FECOM; Platoon Leader, Co D, 5th Cav Sqdn, FECOM; Platoon Leader, Co D, 14th Inf, Camp Carson; Platoon Leader, Co F, 350th Inf, US Forces, Austria; S1, Headquarters Co, 2nd Bn, 350th Inf; Company Commander, Co E, 350th Inf, US Forces, Austria; Company Commander, 59th Recon Co, U.S. Forces Austria; Asst PMST, USA Instructor Unit, El Paso, Texas; Asst PMST, USA Instructor Unit, El Paso, Texas; S4, Headquarters, 2d Recon Sq, 10th Cav, Korea; CO, Student Detachment, USARIS, Fort Slocum, New York; Budget & Supply Officer, USARIS, Fort Slocum, New York; Instructor, P&P Dept, USARIS, Fort Slocum, New York; CO, Operational Det C, Co A, 1st SFG (Abn), 1st SF, Okinawa; Protocol Officer, Headquarters, USARYIS, Okinawa; Commanding Officer, HHC, 1st Bn, 5th Cav Div (AM) Republic of Vietnam; Assistant Chief of Staff, G2, HHC, 1st Cav Div (AM) Republic of Vietnam. | His awards and decorations include: Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star, Army Commendation Medal, Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit.

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  • Rank

    Colonel

  • Graduated From

    Fort Benning, Georgia

  • Highest Award

    Legion of Merit

  • Year Inducted

    1969

  • Branch Of Service

    Infantry

  • HF ID #

    HF_00394