ZUSSMAN,RAYMOND

Second Lieutenant Raymond Zussman

2LT Raymond Zussman is being inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity. He received the Medal of Honor, posthumously, for his actions above and beyond the call of duty during the battle for Noroy-le-Bourg, France. Raymond Zussman was born 23 July 1917 in Hamtramck, Michigan. He graduated from Durfey Intermediate […]

WILSON,BENJAMIN,F

First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Wilson

Benjamin Franklin Wilson was born on Vashon Island in King County, Washington. He attended Vashon elementary school and Vashon High School. Growing up, he longed for adventure and he dropped out of his last year at Vashon High School to join the Army. Wilson enlisted in January 1940 for duty in Hawaii, serving at Schofield […]

WAYBUR,DAVID,2

First Lieutenant David C. Waybur

First Lieutenant David Waybur was born on 29 September 1919 in Piedmont, California. He worked as a grocery store clerk and ranch hand before joining the military. Waybur enlisted in the Army as a private on 22 November 1940 and earned his commission through Officer Candidate School. By the time of the Allied invasion of […]

WAI,FRANCIS

Captain Francis B. Wai

Captain Francis B. Wai is being inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame for Valorous Combat Service.  He received  the Medal of Honor for his actions above and beyond the call of duty during combat in Leyte, Philippines. | Francis B. Wai was born in Honolulu Hawaii on 14 April 1917. He earned a degree […]

TURNBULL,JR,PAUL,W

Colonel Paul W. Turnbull, Jr.

Colonel Paul W. Turnbull, Jr. was commissioned as Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon completion of Officer Candidate School Class 2-94, 14 April 1994, at Fort Benning, Georgia. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His subsequent duty assignments were […]

THOMAS,CHARLES,L

Lieutenant Charles L. Thomas

Lieutenant (later Major) Charles L. Thomas was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on 17 April 1920. He was drafted and after completing Basic Training entered Officer Candidate School at Camp Carson, Colorado, where black soldiers were sent to be officers in the 614th Tank Destroyer Battalion. After commissioning as a second lieutenant, he deployed with his […]

THACKER,TONY

Colonel Tony L. Thacker

Colonel Tony L. “Titan” Thacker was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 01-95 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 25 January 1995. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader, 1/5 Infantry, 1/25 Infantry Division Fort Lewis , Washington. His subsequent duty assignments were: 4th Ranger Training Battalion Fort Benning, […]

TERRY,SEYMOUR

First Lieutenant Seymour W. Terry

First Lieutenant Seymour Terry is being inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame for Valorous Combat Service. He received  the Medal of Honor for his actions above and beyond the call of duty during combat on Okinawa. Seymour Terry was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on 11 December 1918.  He attended the University of Arkansas […]

SILK,EDWARD

First Lieutenant Edward L. Silk

First Lieutenant (later Lieutenant Colonel) Edward L. Silk is being inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame Valorous Combat Leadership and for gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on 12 October 1945 by President Harry S. Truman. Silk was born on 8 June 1916, […]

SHADE,WILLIAM

LTC William L. Shade

Lieutenant Colonel William L. Shade was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class OC 4-60 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 10 October 1960.  His first assignment was as the Detachment Commander, U.S. Army Security Agency Caribbean in the Canal Zone, Republic of Panama. His subsequent duty assignments were: student, […]