Treadwell, Jack L., COL

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Last Primary MOS
11A-Infantry Officer
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1972-1974, 1542, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
Service Years
1941 - 1974
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Cold War Certificate



Six Overseas Service Bars

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Contact Info
Home Town
Snyder, Oklahoma
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Dec 12, 1977
Location of Interment
Fort Sill Post Cemetery - Fort Sill, Oklahoma
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 Official Badges 

11th Infantry Brigade (Light) 23rd Infantry Division (Americal) 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Infantry Shoulder Cord

US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Aide-de-Camp Aiguillette French Fourragere

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Medal of Honor RecipientsCongressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1944, Medal of Honor Recipients - Assoc. Page
  1944, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Jack Treadwell was born on March 30, 1919, in Ashland, Alabama. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 28, 1941, and was trained as an infantryman, serving with the 180th Infantry Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division throughout World War II.

He deployed with the unit to North Africa in June 1943, participating in the amphibious assault on Sicily in July 1943, Salerno in September 1943, Southern France in August 1944, having received a battlefield commission on March 23, 1944.

Capt Treadwell was wounded in March 1945, and after hospitalization, he returned to duty with the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in March 1946. His next assignment was with the 7th Infantry Regiment at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, from April 1948 to September 1949, followed by attending the Armored School at Fort Knox, Kentucky, from September 1949 to August 1950.

Maj Treadwell served as a company commander and executive officer with the 350th Infantry Regiment in Austria from August 1950 to December 1952, and then as Aide-de-Camp to the commander of 1st U.S. Army at Fort Jay, New York, from December 1952 to July 1954.

He next completed Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and then served as a the Headquarters commandant of the Army Forces on the Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands from September 1955 to September 1956. Col Treadwell returned to the U.S. Army Infantry School at Fort Benning from September 1956 to August 1958, followed by Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, Virginia, from August 1958 to February 1959.

His next assignment was at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from February 1959 to August 1961, followed by Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, from August 1961 to September 1962. Col Treadwell next completed a degree program at the University of Omaha from September 1962 to July 1963, and then served as on the staff of Headquarters U.S. Army Europe and as a battalion commander in Germany from July 1963 to July 1966.

He served as the Chief of the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning from July to November 1966, and then served as commander of the 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning until August 1968. Col Treadwell served as Chief of Staff of the Americal Divison in Vietnam from October 1968 to March 1969, and then as commander of the 11th Infantry Brigade in Vietnam from March to September 1969.

He served with Headquarters 4th U.S. Army (redesignated 5th U.S. Army in June 1971) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from October 1969 to June 1972, followed by service as Senior Army Advisor to the Army Reserve at Columbia, South Carolina, from July 1972 until his retirement from the Army on March 1, 1974.

Jack Treadwell died on December 12, 1977, and was buried at the Fort Sill Post Cemetery in Lawton, Oklahoma.
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Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Senior Parachutist

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 180th Infantry45th Infantry DivisionInfantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA7th Infantry Regiment
US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY1st Battalion, 350th Infantry First Army (1st Army)Western Pacific Force
Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston, TXArmy War College (Staff)US Army Europe (USAREUR)
197th Infantry Brigade23rd Infantry Division (Americal)11th Infantry Brigade (Light)Fourth (4th) Army
5th Army (Fifth Army)HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  1941-1944, 814, HHC, 1st Battalion, 180th Infantry
  1941-1944, 814, 45th Infantry Division
  1944-1944, 1542, 45th Infantry Division
  1944-1945, 1542, 45th Infantry Division
  1945-1946, 1542, HQ, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
  1946-1948, 1542, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1948-1949, 1542, 7th Infantry Regiment
  1949-1950, 1542, US Army Armor Center and School (Cadre) Fort Knox, KY
  1950-1952, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 350th Infantry
  1952-1954, 2110, First Army (1st Army)
  1954-1955, 1542, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1955-1956, 2162, Western Pacific Force
  1956-1958, 1542, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1958-1959, 1542, Armed Forces Staff College (Staff)
  1959-1961, 1542, Army Garrison, Fort Sam Houston, TX
  1961-1962, 1542, Army War College (Staff)
  1963-1966, 1542, US Army Europe (USAREUR)
  1966-1966, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1966-1968, 1542, 197th Infantry Brigade
  1968-1969, 1542, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1969-1969, 1542, HHC, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1969-1971, 1542, Fourth (4th) Army
  1971-1972, 1542, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1972-1974, 1542, HQ, US Army Reserve Command (USARC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 WWII - American Theater
  1943-1943 WWII - Africa Theater of Operations/Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)/Operation Husky
  1943-1943 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)/Operation Dragoon
  1944-1944 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Southern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 WWII - European Theater of Operations/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1950-1950 US Occupation of Germany (WWII)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Colleges Attended 
Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityUniversity of Omaha
  1937-1938, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  1962-1963, University of Omaha
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