William P. Pipkin

PIPKIN,WILLIAM

William P. Pipkin

Colonel William Philip Pipkin was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School, 7 November 1941, class number 2. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company I, 186th Infantry, 41st Infantry Division, Australia. | His subsequent assignments include: Weapons Platoon Leader, Co L, 186th Inf, 41st Inf Div, New Guinea; Div Ln Off, Headquarters, 41st Inf Div, New Guinea; Div Ln Off, Headquarters, 41st Inf Div, Philippine Islands; Company Commander, Co M, 378th Inf, 95th Inf Div, USAR, Oklahoma; Btry Commander, Btry C, 391st AAA (AW), Oklahoma; Bn S-3, Bn XO, Bn, Co, Headquarters, 391st AAA (AW), Bn, USAR, Oklahoma; Bn S-3, 53d AAA Bn (90mm Gun), Fort Bliss, Texas; Tng Br, G-3 Sec, Headquarters, U.S. Army Air Defense Center, Fort Bliss, Texas; Asst PMS, University of Toledo ROTC Det, Toledo, Ohio; PMS, University of Toledo ROTC Det, Toledo, Ohio; Sr Adv Van Kiep Nat’l Tng Cent, MAAG-Vietnam; Author/Instructor, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; XO to Dir of Allied Personnel, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Bn Cmdr, 5th Battalion, 1st Artillery (Nike Herc), Wiesbaden, Germany; Dep ACofS Pers, Headquarters, Seventh Army Support Command, Boeblingen, Germany; Dir of Allied Personnel, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. | His awards and decorations include: Combat Infantryman Badge; Good Conduct Medal; Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal; Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster.

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Graduated From
Fort Benning, Georgia
Key Assignment
Weapons Platoon Leader, Co L, 186th Inf, 41st Inf Div, New Guinea
Highest Award
Bronze Star Medal
Year Inducted
1969
Branch Of Service
Infantry
Rank
Colonel
HF ID #
HF_00390

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