William E. Missildine
Colonel William E. Missildine was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in September 1955, Class Number 5. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, 187th Airborne Regiment Combat Team, Fort Bragg, NC. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Platoon Leader, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY; Company Commander, Berlin Brigade, Berlin, Germany; Company Commander, The Old Guard, Fort Myer, VA; Province Senior Advisor, Long Khahn, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, Fort Ord, CA; DA Inspector General, Washington, D.C; J-3, JCS, Washington, D.C; Commander, Southeast Region Recruiting Command, Fort Gillem, Forest Park, GA. | His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star w/V Device and 2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge. | Military schools attended include: Airborne School, Infantry Officer Advance Course, Ranger, Command and General Staff College, Industrial College of Armed Forces.