Crawford, Harry C., Jr., SFC

Infantry (Enlisted)
 TWS Ribbon Bar
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
11F10-Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1972-1980, 11F10, 1st Brigade, 85th Division (Training)
Previously Held MOS
11B20-Infantry Team Leader
Service Years
1969 - 1980

Sergeant First Class

Two Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Jungle Expert Badge 101st Recondo School

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  3 Soldiers Remembered
  • Baker, Hal
  • Baker, Hal, SP 4, (1969-1971)
  • Baker, Hal, SP 4
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Parachutist (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Benning, GA), B
  1969, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Gordon, GA), 1
  1969, 8th Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Campbell, KY), D /3 (Instructor)
 Unit Assignments
101st Airborne Division 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division1st Brigade, 85th Division (Training)
  1970-1971, 11B20, 101st Airborne Division
  1971-1972, 11F10, HHC, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
  1972-1980, 11F10, 1st Brigade, 85th Division (Training)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)/Operation Texas Star
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord1
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Jefferson Glenn 5 Sep 70 to 31 Jun 71
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)/Operation Lam Son 719
 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 made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is 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?
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.
 Colleges Attended 
Penn Foster Career School
  1990-1995, Penn Foster Career School
 Military Association Memberships
101st Airborne Division AssociationPost 1863, Solon PostChapter 606Chapter 116
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorNational Rifle Association (NRA)Military Order of the CootieWest Shore Chapter 249
101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans
  1990, 101st Airborne Division Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1863, Solon Post (Member) (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 606 (Recorder) (Warren, Ohio) - Chap. Page
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 116 (Executive Director) (Parma, Ohio) - Chap. Page
  2011, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  2011, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2012, Military Order of the Cootie - Assoc. Page
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), West Shore Chapter 249 (Member) (Bay Village, Ohio) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, 101st Airborne Division Vietnam Veterans [Verified]
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