William K. Laray
Colonel William K. Laray was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in 1949, class number 13. His first duty assignment was as Staff Officer and Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska. | His subsequent duty assignment include: Platoon Leader and Gunnery Officer, 1st Battalion, Mortar Company, 4th Infantry Regiment, Ladd Air Force Base, Alaska; Company Executive Officer and Company Commander, USAR, Mortar AD, Company E, 333 Infantry, 70th Division; Assistant SJA, Headquarters 4th Armored Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Assistant SSA, 4th Armored Division, Germany; Assistant SJA, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas and Vietnam; Division SJA, Aberdeen Proving Grounds; SJA, Judicial Officer, Frankfurt, Germany; Circuit Court, Circuit Judge, Chief Trial Judge, U.S. Army Judiciary, USA, Legal, Fort Carson, Colorado; Executive Officer of the Judge Advocate General, Headquarters Department of the Army. | Colonel Laray's awards and decorations include: several service ribbons for European Theatre in World War II and Vietnam, Meritorious Unit Commendation, PVC, Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star (2 Awards), Combat Infantryman Badge.