Schludecker, Otto A., LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1972-1975, 2517, ROTC Valley Forge Military Academy (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
Service Years
1953 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate


Lieutenant Colonel

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Home Country
Germany, West
Germany, West
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Schludecker, Otto A., LTC USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Las Vegas Nevada

Date of Passing
Jul 09, 2013
Location of Interment
Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Boulder City, Nevada
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) U.S. Army Vietnam US Army Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  2013, American Legion - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LTC OTTO SCHLUDECKER U.S. Army, Retired Otto Allen Schludecker passed away in Las Vegas, July 9, 2013, at Nathan Adelson Hospice after a prolonged illness. Otto was born Aug. 24, 1931, in New Hope, Pa. He married Jane Ann Wheeler of Chautauqua, N.Y. in Berlin, Germany in 1955. Jane Ann preceded him in death in 1996. He married Shirley Wales Wakefield of Las Vegas in 1998. Col. Schludecker retired from the U.S. Army in 1975 after 22 years of service. His last assignment was as professor of military science at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa., from which he had graduated in 1950. During his career, he served in Europe, the Far East, Alaska, and various pasts throughout the continental United States. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Joint Service medal, the Army Commendation medal and the Expeditionary medal. He also earned the Combat Infantry badge and the Parachutist badge. Otto and Jane operated the Spencer Hotel in Chautauqua for 18 years after his U.S. Army career. He was a lifetime member of the Military Order of the World Wars, the Military Officers Association of America and the American Legion. Otto is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, Thomas and James; his daughter, Kim Doty; two grandchildren, James and Kate Doty; and his sister, Joan Allen. Burial will be private at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to a veterans organization of your choice.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1953, Infantry Officer Candidate School (Fort Benning, GA)
 Unit Assignments
Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GAUS Continental Army Command (CONARC)Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne SchoolHQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1953-1953, 0006, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1953-1975, 1542, US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
  1954-1954, 1542, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1972-1975, 2517, ROTC Valley Forge Military Academy (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
Valley Forge Military College
  1946-1950, Valley Forge Military College
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