Appler, Donald, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1991-1994, 19B, Army Garrison, Fort Knox, KY/Armor Force Development
Previously Held MOS
1620-Cavalry Platoon Leader
1204-Armored Reconnaissance Unit Commander
12C-Cavalry Officer
Service Years
1961 - 1984
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur
Golden Dragon Certificate



Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Retired-Soldier for Life 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment 25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Armor Shoulder Cord Order Of The Golden Dragon Cold War Medal

Order of The Spur Order of Saint George (Gold) Cold War Veteran Army Civilian Retired Lapel Pin

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Col (R) & Mrs. Donald E. Appler are Sabor Society Bronze in the Honor Roll of Donors to The Patton Museum Foundation.
Don Appler is the SIte Manager (1996-2004) of the Mounted Warefare Test Bed.
Don Appler is the Director of Armor and Cavalry Heritage Foundation.
Don Appler is in the Madison County (Alabama) Military Hall Of Heros.

Donald Eugene Appler - Born: Sept 19, 1942 in El Paso, Texas
Father: Gilbert Hugill Appler
Mother: Marguerite Lucile Wier
Sister: Susan Elizabeth Appler - Born: May 19, 1945 in El Paso, Texas (Married: Jun 1957 Madison Cty, Alabama)
Other Comments:
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 Ribbon Bar

AAF Aircrew Badge
Parachutist (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)US Army Garrison USAG, Fort Leavenworth11th Cavalry Regiment
Army Garrisons
  1966-1967, 1620, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1966-1967, 1620, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1967-1967, 1204, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
  1969-1969, 1204, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/C Troop
  1976-1976, US Army Garrison USAG, Fort Leavenworth/HHC
  1977-1978, 12C, 11th Cavalry Regiment/HHT
  1984-1984, 19C, US Army Garrison USAG, Fort Leavenworth/HHC
  1991-1994, 19B, Army Garrison, Fort Knox, KY/Armor Force Development
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1961-1965, United States Military Academy4
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