William J. Maddox, Jr.
Major General William J. Maddox, Jr. was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School 25 July 1944, class number 338. His first duty assignment was as Horse Platoon Leader, Troop D, 1st Cavalry Regiment, CRTC, Fort Riley, Kansas. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Mech Platoon Leader, 122d Cav RCN Tp, Fort Scott, California; Liaison Pilot, 82d FA BN, 1st Cav Div, Camp Koizumi, Japan; Economics Officer, Fukushima Mil Govt Team, Japan; Recon Off, Co H, 8th Cav Div, Hardy Bks, Tokyo; Aviator, Headquarters Co, 1st Cavalry Division, Korea; Asst G3, Headquarters Co, 1st Armd Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Co, 1st Armd Div, Fort Hood, Texas; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Co, I Corps, Uijongbu, Korea; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Co, 8th Army, Seoul, Korea; C.O. MAAG, Japan, Flight Det, Japan; Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters, Seventh Army, Stuttgart, Germany; S-3, 3d Bn, 2d Armd Cav Regiment, Amberg, Germany; S-3, Headquarters, 2d Armd Cavalry Regiment, Nurnberg, Germany; Staff Officer, OCRD, Dept of the Army, Pentagon; C.O., Headquarters, 13th Aviation Bn, Vietnam; Senior Advisor, 21st ARepublic of Vietnam Inf Div Adv Team, Vietnam; Chief of Staff, Headquarters, 3d Armd Div, Frankfurt, Germany; C.O., Headquarters, 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Diisionv, Vietnam; C.O., Headquarters, 164th Aviation Group, Vietnam; Director of Army Aviation, Headquarters, Dept of the Army, Pentagon. | His awards and decorations include the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/4 Palms; Korean Chung Mu w/Silver Star; Air Medal w/V and 127 Clusters; Army Commendation Medal w/V and Cluster; Bronze Star w/3 Clusters and V; Soldier’s Medal; DFC w/7 Clusters; Silver Star w/3 Clusters.