Dodge, Anthony Gaylord, MSG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1972-1976, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group/A Company
Service Years
1956 - 1976


Special Forces
Master Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1938
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Dodge, Anthony Gaylord, MSG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Last Address
Columbia, Virginia

Date of Passing
Mar 22, 2013
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section 54, Site 2013

 Official Badges 

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




 Unofficial Badges 






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Anthony Dodge was born on March 19, 1938, in North Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 23, 1956, completed basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in March 1956, and completed Advanced Individual Training as an Artillery Fire Control Crewman at Fort Bliss, Texas, in June 1956. His first assignment was as an Artillery Fire Control Crewman with Battery B, 550th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion at Norfolk, Virginia, from June to November 1956, followed by service as a Radar Operator and Ammo Handler with Battery C, 25th Anti-Aircraft Battalion in West Germany from November 1956 to September 1958. Sgt Dodge next served as a Fire Control Helper with Battery C, 4th Missile Battalion of the 6th Artillery Regiment in West Germany from September 1958 to August 1959, and then as a Fire Control Operator with Battery C, 3rd Missile Battalion of the 562nd Artillery Regiment at La Plata, Maryland, from August 1959 to September 1961. He served as a Radar Operator with the 502nd Airborne Company of the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, from September 1961 to January 1963, followed by service as a Radar Operator with 1st Brigade of the 7th Cavalry Regiment in South Vietnam from January to July 1963. Sgt Dodge next served as a Radar Operator with the 15th Aviation Company in South Vietnam from July 1963 to February 1964, and then as a Drone Aircraft Operator with Company G (CET) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, from February 1964 to June 1965. After completing Airborne School, Special Forces training, and Intelligence School, Sgt Dodge served as an Intelligence Sergeant with Company B, 6th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from March 1966 to July 1967, followed by service as an Intelligence Sergeant with Company B, 5th Special Forces Group in South Vietnam from July 1967 to September 1968. His next assignment was as an instructor with the Special Forces Training Group and then the U.S. Army Institute for Military Assistance at Fort Bragg from September 1968 to March 1971. During this time he served as the Radio Telephone Operator with Headquarters Element of the Blueboy Assault Group during the Son Tay Raid, a clandestine mission to rescue American Prisoners of War in North Vietnam on November 21, 1970. Sgt Dodge next served as Assistant Operations NCO with the U.S. Army Vietnam Training Advisory Group in South Vietnam from May 1971 to March 1972, followed by service as Intelligence Sergeant and then Operations Sergeant with Company A, 3rd Battalion of the 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg from April 1972 until his retirement from the Army on February 1, 1976. Anthony Dodge died on March 22, 2013, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Senior Parachutist (2 Combat Jumps)
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1956, Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC)
 Unit Assignments
U.S. Army1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment1st Battalion, 562nd Air Defense ArtilleryAdjutant General Units
1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile) 15th Aviation GroupAirborne SchoolUnmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion (Cadre)
US Army Institute for Military AssistanceU.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)6th Special Forces Group5th Special Forces Group (A)
Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)US Army Vietnam (USARV)5th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1956-1956, 16C, (16C) Fire Control Crewman Course
  1956-1956, 16C, 550th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion/B Battery
  1956-1958, 25th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Missile Battalion/C Battery
  1958-1959, 16C, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment
  1959-1961, 16C, 1st Battalion, 562nd Air Defense Artillery/HHB
  1961-1963, 16J, 502nd Replacement Company
  1963-1963, 16J, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1963-1964, 16J, 15th Aviation Group
  1964-1964, 11B20, Airborne School
  1964-1965, 16H, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion (Cadre)
  1964-1965, US Army Institute for Military Assistance/Special Forces Schools
  1965-1966, 11B20, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, (Staff)
  1966-1967, 11B20, 6th Special Forces Group/B Company
  1967-1968, 11B20, 5th Special Forces Group (A)/Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
  1968-1971, 11B20, Special Forces Training Group Airborne (SFTG Abn)
  1971-1972, 11B20, US Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1972-1976, 11B20, 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1970-1970 Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Raid)
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