William J. O’Donnell


William J. O’Donnell

Lieutenant Colonel William J. O’Donnell was commissioned as a Military Police Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 18-49, 20 December 1949. His first duty assignment was a Military Police Officer, 84th Infantry Division, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Army Security Agency, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania; 303d Army Security Agency Battalion, Korea; Army Security Agency Liaison Officer, I Corps, Uijungbu, 14th Infantry, Kumwah, Korea; Operations Officer, 851st Communications Reconnaissance Detachment, Sendai, Japan; Army Security Agency Liaison Officer, Taiwan; Commanding Officer, 126th Army Security Agency Company, Camp Fuchinobe, Japan; Activated and Commanded 7th Radio Research Unit, Army Security Agency, Vietnam; Army Security Agency Liaison Officer, Joint Task Force 116, Korat, Thailand; Army Security Agency Liaison Officer, Special Forces, White Star Training Team, Laos; Army Security Agency Liaison Officer J-7, Joint Staff, Saigon, Veitnam; Operations Officer, Headquarters, Army Security Agency, Pacific, Hawaii; Operations and Plans Officer, Army Security Agency Training Center, Fort Devens, Massachusetts. | His military awards include the Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with V-Device, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, European Campaign Medal w/ 3 Stars, World War II Victory Medal, Armed Occupation Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Korean Service Medal w/ 4 Stars, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 4 Stars, Korean War Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnam Honor Medal 1st Class.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Operations and Plans Officer | Army Security Agency Training Center | Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Highest Award
Legion of Merit
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Military Police
Lieutenant Colonel

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