Griffin, Len, CPT

Field Artillery (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Captain
Current/Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Current/Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1971, 1193, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
Previously Held MOS
0006-Student Officer
Service Years
1967 - 1971

Field Artillery

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 Official Badges 

French Fourragere 101st Airbone Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne


 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 576506th Infantry Regiment AssociationChapter 772Georgia Chapter
  2008, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 576 (Member) (Alpharetta, Georgia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2010, 506th Infantry Regiment Association
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 772 (Member) (Gainesville, Georgia) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2010, Patriot Guard Riders, Georgia Chapter (Department Head) (Georgia)


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Worked for the Atlanta Police Department for 8 years after leaving the Army. 1971 to 1979. I then went to Delta Air Lines for 22 years. Retired to the North GA Mountains where I write books, hunt, fish and research my family history. I was awarded 100% rated disabilityP&T  from VA on May 25, 2012
   
Other Comments:
Entered the Army on 5 Jan 1967 as a Pvt E-1, Basic at Ft. Benning
OCS Prep at Fort Sill, Mar 1967, as a SGT E-5
OCS at Ft. Sill, 11 July 1967, as a SGT E-5
Commissioned Field Artillery, 12 Dec 1967 as a 2LT
Airborne School, Ft. Benning Jan 1968
82nd Airborne with B-2/320 Arty Jan 1968 until Feb 1968
OIC 82nd Airborne Division Marksmanship Detachment Feb to Oct 1968
3rd Army Rifle Team, July 1968
Vietnam with 101st Airborne Division, 2nd Lt and 1st Lt, Oct  1968 to July 11, 1969
82nd Airborne Div. 1969 to 1971
Discharged 6 Jul 1971, Reduction in Force as a CPT
   

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Parachutist (Basic)

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), A
  1967, US Army Artillery Missile School (AIT) (Fort Sill, OK), A
  1967, Field Artillery Officer Candidate School (Fort Sill, OK)
  1967, Field Artillery Officer Candidate School (Fort Sill, OK), A1
 Unit Assignments
Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OKAirborne School1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Army101st Airborne Division 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment82nd Airborne Division
  1967-1967, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Artillery) Fort Sill, OK
  1968-1968, 0006, Airborne School
  1968-1968, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
  1968-1968, 2nd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment
  1968-1968, 1193, 3rd Army
  1968-1969, 1193, 101st Airborne Division
  1968-1969, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1968-1969, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
  1969-1969, 1193, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment
  1969-1969, 1193, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment
  1969-1971, 1193, 82nd Airborne Division/HHC
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)1
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign7
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign/Operation Montgomery Rendezvous 8 Jun to 15 Aug 691
 Colleges Attended 
North Carolina State UniversityState University of West Georgia
  1969-1970, North Carolina State University
  2003-2003, State University of West Georgia
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