Zehner, Elery, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1952-1953, 0006, Army War College (Staff)
Service Years
1937 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate



Four Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
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Last Address
Arlington, VA

Date of Passing
May 09, 1978
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
One of the most decorated US Army officers in World War Two.

Awarded 2 DSCs, 1 SS, 3 BSs, 2 PHs, and CIB for his actions in the ETO.

Great Britain awarded him their Distinguished Service Order (DSO).
He was the BN CDR of the 1/399 Inf Rgt of the 100th Inf Div.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
2nd Coast Artillery Regiment (District)1st Battalion, 399th Infantry Regiment Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident CourseArmy War College (Staff)
  1931-1932, 2nd Coast Artillery Regiment (District)/HHB
  1942-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 399th Infantry Regiment
  1946-1947, 0006, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1952-1953, 0006, Army War College (Staff)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1933-1937, United States Military Academy
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