Crane, Andrew, SSG

Armor (Enlisted)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Crewman
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1983-1985, 76Y, HHC, 24th Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
Previously Held MOS
91A-Medical Corpsman
57A-Duty Soldier
76Y-Unit Supply Specialist
Service Years
1962 - 1985
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Post-2007) US Army Retired (Pre-2007) French Fourragere

1st Infantry Division 2nd Infantry Division 25th Infantry Division 18th Military Police Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Manchu Mile Cold War Medal

Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran Blue Star

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple Heart-National Rifle Association (NRA)3/4 Cav Association25th Infantry Division Association
22nd Infantry Regiment Society
  1986, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2011, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2011, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2011, 22nd Infantry Regiment Society [Verified]

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 Remembrance Profiles -  5 Soldiers Remembered

 Tributes from Members  
Tribute from A Troop 3/4 Cav posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 225
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Combat Medical 1st Award

Auto Rifle
Small Bore Rifle

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, 2nd Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Ord, CA), C1
 Unit Assignments
185th Armor Regiment40th Armored DivisionUS Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY2nd Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment
Surgical/Evacuation Hospital Units4th Battalion, 65th Air Defense Artillery3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
1st Support Battalion1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment720th Military Police Battalion
18th Military Police BrigadeUnited States Army Garrison-V (USAG-V) Vicenza1st Battalion, 172nd Field ArtillerySchool Assignments - Staff
707th Support Battalion (Main)1st Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery2nd Battalion, 75th Field Artillery Regiment24th Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
  1962-1965, 11D10, 1st Battalion, 185th Armor Regiment
  1962-1965, 11D10, 40th Armored Division
  1963-1963, 11D10, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Staff) Fort Knox, KY
  1966-1967, 11D10, 2nd Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1968, 91A, Letterman Army Medical Center (LAMC)
  1968-1968, 57A, 4th Battalion, 65th Air Defense Artillery/HHB
  1968-1968, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
  1968-1969, 76Y, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 76Y, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1969-1969, 76Y, 1st Support Battalion
  1969-1970, 76Y, 1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment
  1970-1970, 76Y, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment
  1970-1971, 76Y, 720th Military Police Battalion/B Company
  1970-1971, 76Y, 18th Military Police Brigade
  1971-1972, 76Y, United States Army Garrison-V (USAG-V) Vicenza
  1972-1974, 76Y, 1st Battalion, 172nd Field Artillery/Battery A
  1974-1974, 76Y, 1st WAC Basic Training Battalion (Cadre)
  1978-1979, 76Y, 707th Support Battalion (Main)
  1980-1980, 1st Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery
  1980-1982, 76Y, 2nd Battalion, 75th Field Artillery Regiment
  1983-1985, 76Y, HHC, 24th Medical Battalion, 24th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Army?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Army?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 16, 2012, General Photos1
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