Berry, Ronald, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11Z50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1975-1980, 11Z50, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Service Years
1957 - 1981

Special Forces
Sergeant Major

Eight Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by MAJ Mark E Cooper to remember Berry, Ronald (MAJ, DSC), SGM.

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Date of Passing
May 08, 1981
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Special Forces Group

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1980, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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SGM (MAJOR) Ronald Berry

Sergeant Major Ronald Berry passed away on 8 May 1981 in Mesquite Texas. Ronald was born 1 September 1939 in St. Joseph Missouri. He entered the Army in late February 1957 to begin a military career that included service with the Special Forces Training Group, the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 10th Special Forces Groups; Army Special Forces Detachment (Europe); the 82nd Airborne Division, 11th Armored Cavalry, and 3rd Infantry Division. Ronald's military education included OCS, Flight School, Armor Officer's Advanced Course, and the Sergeant's Major Academy. His awards and decorations include the DFC, Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal w/V Device (33 awards), ARCOM w/V Device and four Oak Leaf clusters, Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/60 Device, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Presidential Unit Citation, Valorous Unit Citation, Vietnam Civic Action Unit Citation,  Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge, Aviator Wings, Master Parachutist Badge, French Parachute Wings, and SCUBA Diver Qualification Badge.

Ronald served as the President of Chapter XXXI of the Special Forces Association at the time of his death and was instrumental in the formation of that chapter. He was buried with full military honors and is survived by his wife Heidrun, daughter Christine, and his mother.

Ronald's beret has been retired. He served his country with great courage and conviction. He now belongs to God.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Aviator Badge (Basic)
Master ParachutistScuba Diver
Special Forces
France - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments
82nd Airborne Division10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)6th Special Forces Group3rd Infantry Division
Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE), HQ USAREUR
  1958-1960, 11B10, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1960-1961, 11B10, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1961-1962, 11B10, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1965-1966, 1981, HHT, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
  1966-1966, 1542, Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)
  1967-1968, 1542, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1968-1969, 1542, 6th Special Forces Group
  1969-1971, 1542, 3rd Infantry Division
  1971-1974, 1981, Army Special Operations Forces Europe (ARSOFE), HQ USAREUR
  1975-1980, 11Z50, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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