Costich, Kenneth, II, CPT

Armor (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Service Branch
Armor
Current/Last Primary MOS
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1204, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion/Los Angeles CA Recruiting Station
Previously Held MOS
0210-Signal Officer
220-Area Signal Center Officer
1560-Infantry Unit Commander (Mechanized)
Service Years
1964 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Armor

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere Army Recruiter US Strategic Command

1st Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Armor Shoulder Cord Signal Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal

Order of The Spur Order of Saint George (Bronze) Cold War Veteran Vietnam 50th Anniversary




 Military Association Memberships
Society of 1st Infantry Division 16th Infantry Regiment AssociationBandido Charlie AssociationCombat Infantrymen's Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Military Order of the Purple HeartChapter 4
  1969, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2005, 16th Infantry Regiment Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Bandido Charlie Association
  2007, Combat Infantrymen's Association [Verified]
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 4 (Member) (Tucson, Arizona) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Disabled Veteran.  Currently running (as a volunteer) Bandido Charlie Association (www.bandidocharlie.com) a non-profit  501 (c) 3 organization for the Veterans and Active Duty soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry division.



Also working as Disabled American Veteran's Chapter Service Officer, and helping to promote Operation Wolfhound, a volunteer  organization that procures and trains Borzoi (Russian Wolfhounds) as Certified Service Dogs for Veterans VA or VET Center certified with PTSD and/or TBI.  The dogs and training are provided free of charge to qualifying individuals.  See info on www.bandidocharlie.com.

   
Other Comments:
DMOR...Distinguished Member of the Regiment, 16th Infantry Regiment
DAV Chapter Service Officer
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviation Badge (Basic)
Auto Rifle
Pistol
Rifle
 
Vietnamese Armor Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Signal Officers' Basic Course (Fort Gordon, GA)
 Unit Assignments
U.S. ArmyUS Army Europe (USAREUR)US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)9th Cavalry Regiment
24th Infantry DivisionUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment1st Infantry Division
1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/C Company1st Battalion, 16th Infantry RegimentLos Angeles Recruiting Battalion
  1964-1965, 0210, Signal Officer Basic Course (BOLC III)
  1965-1966, 220, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1966-1966, 220, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)/Strategic Communications Command - Europe (STRATCOMEUR)
  1966-1967, 1204, 2nd Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment
  1966-1967, 24th Infantry Division
  1968-1968, 1204, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1968-1969, 1204, HHT, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
  1968-1969, 1560, 1st Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 1560, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1969-1969, 1560, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1969-1969, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1969-1970, 1204, Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion/Los Angeles CA Recruiting Station
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
University of KansasEmporia State University
  1959-1964, University of Kansas
  1962-1963, Emporia State University
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