Second Lieutenant (later Colonel) William P. Keleher was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in October of 1942, class number 4. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company L, 339th Regiment, 85th Division, Camp Shelby, Mississippi. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Company Commander, Co M., 411 Regiment, 103 Div, Camp Caliborne, Louisiana; Battalion Executive Officer, 3rd Bn, 411 Regiment, 103 Div, Cam Howze, Texas; Battalion Commander, 2nd Bn, 411 Regiment, 103 Div, Camp Howze, Texas, France and Germany; Battalion Commander, 114 Bn, 87 Regiment, IRTC, Camp Robinson, Arkansas; Commanding Officer, ORC Amarillo Mil Dist, Amarillo, Texas; Executive Officer, I Corps Mil Gov’t, Kyoto, Japan; Commanding Officer, Saga Mil Gov’t Team, Kyushu, Japan; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 38 Regiment, 2nd Div, Fort Lewis, Washington; Battalion Commander, 1st Bn, 38 Regiment, 2nd Div, Korea; Executive Officer, Chairman, C CMTE Atk Grop Tact Dept, The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Army Sec, Trng Div Allied Forces, South Europe, Naples, Italy (NATO). | Second Lieutenant Keleher's awards and decorations include: the Combat Iinfantryman Badge 2d Award, Silver Star w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster;, Pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Amer Def Ribbon, European Theater of Operations Ribbon w/4 Battle Stars, Victory Ribbon, Occupation Ribbon, National Defense Ribbon, Korean Campaign Ribbon w/ 4 Battle Stars; UN Ribbon; U.S. Presidential Unit Citation; Korean presidential Unit Citation.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Company Commander, Co M., 411 Regiment, 103 Div, Camp Caliborne, Louisiana
Highest Award
Silver Star
Graduation Year
Year Inducted
Branch Of Service
Second Lieutenant

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