Firth, John G., LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1542, Special Operations Command, Korea (SOC-K)/US Army Special Forces Detachment-Korea
Service Years
1944 - 1970

Infantry


Special Forces
Lieutenant Colonel



Eight Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Date of Passing
Feb 24, 1984
 
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 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter
  1970, 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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LTC (Ret) JOHN G. FIRTH


1926 – 1985


John Firth, age 59, died 24 Feb, 1985 at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, NC, of congestive heart failure. John retired from the US Army in 1970. He served in Europe during WWII and entered Special Forces in August of 1957 as a member of the 77th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Other Special Forces assignments included duty with the 1st SFGA in Okinawa, Training Group at Fort Bragg, NC, the 8th SFGA in Panama, SF Detachment Korea, and three tours with the 5th SFGA in Vietnam.


His awards and decorations include numerous campaign medals from WWII, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge w/Star, Bronze Star Medal w/OLC, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/OLC, Master Parachutist Badge, Jungle Expert Badge, Vietnamese Ranger Badge, Joint Service Commendation Medal w/OLC, and the Expert Infantry Badge.


When he moved to Charlotte in 1971, he became a Senior ROTC Instructor at Olympic High School. He was a member of the Steele Creek Masonic Lodge737 and of the Scottish Rite Bodies. John was a graduate of the University of Virginia at Charlottesville and a member of their Alumni Association. He was buried with full military honors and Masonic Rites at the Fort Bragg Post Cemetery on 27 Feb, 1985. He is survived by his wife, Jere; sons CPT Craig Firth of Washington, DC, Steven Firth of Boone, NC; a daughter, Mrs. Deborah Moore; brothers, Ellis Firth of Monticello, FL, Joseph Firth of Hampton, VA, a sister, Catherine Adams of Hampton, and three grandchildren.


   
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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master Parachutist
Republic of Vietnam - Ranger

 
 Unit Assignments
77th Special Forces Group1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)5th Special Forces Group (A)US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
8th Special Forces GroupSpecial Operations Command, Korea (SOC-K)/US Army Special Forces Detachment-Korea
  1957-1960, 1542, 77th Special Forces Group
  1960-1964, 1542, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1964-1965, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1965-1966, 1542, US Army John F Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School (USAJFKSWCS)
  1966-1967, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1967-1968, 1542, 8th Special Forces Group
  1968-1969, 1542, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1969-1970, 1542, Special Operations Command, Korea (SOC-K)/US Army Special Forces Detachment-Korea
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II
  1945-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Virginia
  1946-1950, University of Virginia
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