Burns, Hugh, LTC

Infantry (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Current/Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11A, United Nations Command (UNC)
Previously Held MOS
667-Message Center Clerk
3152-Photographer Still
941-Camera Technician
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
3945-Photography Laboratory Specialist
6-Student Officer
11A-Infantry Officer
Service Years
1946 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Special Forces

Special Forces
Lieutenant Colonel

Two Service Stripes

Six Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

Honorably Discharged WW II

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank ChapterBerlin U.S. Military Veterans Association1st Cavalry Division Association187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association
Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV)
  1968, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1970, Berlin U.S. Military Veterans Association [Verified]
  1990, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  1990, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association [Verified]
  1991, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV) [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Airborne Glider BadgeMaster Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Machine Gun
Korea - Jump Wings

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1946, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Bragg, NC), A
  1948, Basic Training (Fort Monmouth, NJ), A
 Unit Assignments
US Merchant Marines82nd Airborne Division3118th Signal BattalionSignal Center & School (Cadre) Fort Gordon, GA
San Jose Project(26V) Strategic Microwave Systems Repairer Course13th Signal Company11th Airborne Division
108th Counter Intelligence CorpsOfficer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA2nd Battalion, 123rd Infantry2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 6th Infantry77th Special Forces Group7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)(DLI West) Korean Language Course
1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)6th Special Forces Group5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)United Nations Command (UNC)
  1945-1946, US Merchant Marines
  1946-1947, 745, HHC, 82nd Airborne Division
  1946-1947, 745, HHC, 3rd Battalion, 325th Glider Infantry
  1947-1947, 667, 3118th Signal Battalion
  1948-1949, 3152, US ARMY Signal Corps Photographic Center, Signal Center & School (Cadre) Fort Gordon, GA
  1949-1949, San Jose Project
  1949-1950, 941, (26V) Strategic Microwave Systems Repairer Course
  1950-1950, 152, 13th Signal Company
  1950-1951, 1745, 11th Airborne Division
  1951-1952, 3945, 108th Counter Intelligence Corps
  1952-1953, 6, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1953-1954, 1542, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 123rd Infantry
  1954-1955, 1542, F Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry
  1955-1959, 1542, Service Company, 1st Armored Rifle Battalion, 6th Infantry
  1959-1961, 1542, 77th Special Forces Group
  1961-1963, 1542, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1962-1963, 6, (DLI West) Korean Language Course
  1963-1964, 1542, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1964-1965, 1542, 6th Special Forces Group
  1965-1966, 1542, HHC, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1966-1966, 1542, MACV Phu Cat
  1966-1968, 1542, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1968-1969, 11A, United Nations Command (UNC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1953 Korean War
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Operation Tomahawk
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Battle of Kapyong
  1960-1960 Multiple JUSMAAGV Operations 1959-1963
  1962-1962 Operation White Star
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
  1965-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
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