William C. Carper III
Colonel William C. Carper, III was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 31 January 1946, class number 530. His first duty assignment was as Motor Officer, 41st Engineer GS Regiment, Goeppingen, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Asst Post QM Officer, Kassel Military Post, Kassel, Germany; Platoon Leader, I Co, 26th Inf, 1st Div, Bamberg, Germany; Instructor, Jumpmaster & Leadership School, Headquarters, 82d ABN Div, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; I&R Platoon Leader, 505th AIR; Company Commander, Co D, 505th AIR; Company Commander, Co G, 17th Inf, Korea; Company Commander, Co A and Co G, Abn Bn 1 Stu Bde; Fort Benning, Georgia; Training Officer, Headquarters, 5th Army G-3 Section, Chicago, Illinois; Company Commander, Co B, 370 Armd Inf Bn, Munich, Germany; FA Tm Ldr, 10th Spec Forces Gp, Bad Tolz, Germany; Asst S3, 10th Spec Forces Gp, Bad Tolz, Germany; Asst PMS Jr ROTC, USA Instructor ROTC, Utah, Ogden, Utah; Spec Forces Unit Commander, Headquarters, MACV - MACSOG, Vietnam; Project Officer, Combat Material Div, Combat Developments Command Inf Agency, Fort Benning, Georgia; Study Tm Chief, Mechanized Infantry Combat Vehicle, CD.CIA, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Commander, 2d Bn 3d Inf, 199th LIB (Sep), Vietnam III Corps. | Colonel Carper's awards and decorations include: Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, CIB w/2d Award. Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Medal w/8th Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Legion of Merit, Silver Star.