Cole, Chauncey David, Jr., 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
1946-1962, 00G1, HHD, New York Army National Guard
Service Years
1938 - 1962


Lieutenant Colonel

Three Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Cole, Chauncey David, Jr., LTC USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Norwich, New York
Last Address
Albany, New York

Date of Passing
Aug 18, 1990
Location of Interment
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery - Schenectady, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Army National Guard Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Served in the CCC in 1936-37, joined the 2nd Bn./105th Inf., NYNG in 1938 as a Private. By 1960 he commanded the Battalion as a Lieutenant Colonel. Married Gertrude Florence Daly (q.v.) on July 15, 1941 remaining her faithful husband and friend until his death. After graduating from Infantry OCS in 1942, he was assigned to the 78th "Lightning" Division at Camp Butner, NC. He deployed overseas with the division to the ETO,assigned to the First Army. He saw action as Commander of the Machinegun Platoon, 3rd Bn./311th Inf Regt and Company Commander of "L" Company, 3/311. He was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star w/ "V" device and 1 OLC, Army Commendation Medal w/ "V" device, The Combat Infantryman's Badge and 2 PUCs. Participated in Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe Campaigns. Worked 35 years for the General Electric Company. Died of Bladder Cancer.
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
ARNG, New YorkBasic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School78th Infantry DivisionFirst Army (1st Army)
  1938-1941, HHD, New York Army National Guard
  1941-1942, 6, Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
  1942-1946, 1542, 78th Infantry Division
  1942-1946, 1542, First Army (1st Army)
  1946-1962, 00G1, HHD, New York Army National Guard
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Ardennes Alsace Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
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