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Service Status
USA Retired
Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Last MOS
00R -Retention
Master Sergeant

Air Assault Badge

Rifle

Service to 1991
USAG Fort Ord
USAG Fort Ord
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Aviation Brigade, Fort Ord - California
MOS
00R -Retention
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Master Sergeant
1990 - 1991
Army Good Conduct Medal
Devices : Army GCM 8th Award
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Not sure of the exact award date for each, but first would have been about 1967, and last (8th) was awarded (By Orders) 5 Dec 1989.
1991
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
4th Award for: EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE WHILE ASSIGNED IN POSITIONS OF INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY CULMINATING AS RETENTION NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER, AVIATION BRIGADE, 7th INFANTRY DIVISION (LI... More
1991
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
3rd Award for: EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE DURING THE PERIOD 26 JANUARY 1987 TO 26 JANUARY 1990 WHILE SERVING AS SENIOR RETENTION NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY,... More
1990
7th Signal Brigade
7th Signal Brigade
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Coleman Barracks, Mannheim - Germany
MOS
00R -Retention
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Master Sergeant
1987 - 1990
Army Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outst... More
Comments
This is Second of Two Army Achievement Medals awarded.
1988
United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)
United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC)
Rank
Master Sergeant
Location
Fort Monroe - Virginia
MOS
00R -Retention
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Master Sergeant
1985 - 1987
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Fourth Award of the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM): Award of the Army Commendation Medal (Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster). For meritorious service from 8 February 1985 to 1 January 1987 while assigned to ... More
1987
101st Administration Company
101st Administration Company
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Fort Campbell - United States
MOS
00R -Retention
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant First Class
1980 - 1985
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
2nd Award for: EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE FROM 14 AUGUST 1980 THROUGH 15 FEBRUARY 1985 IN SUCCESSIVE ASSIGNMENTS AS REENLISTMENT SERGEANT FOR THE 3D BATTALION, 327TH INFANTRY, AND AS SENIOR RE... More
1985
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Overseas Service Ribbon is awarded to all active members of the Army, the Army National Guard, and to Army Reservists who are credited with a normal overseas tour completed since August 1, 1981 (p... More
Description
OVERSEAS SERVICE RIBBON with numeral 4.

The Army Overseas Service Ribbon was first issued in August 1981. It is presented to any member of the United States Army who completes a standard overseas tour ... 
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1981
Army Service Ribbon
Criteria
The Army Service Ribbon is awarded to members of the Regular Army, National Guard, or Army Reserve for successful completion of initial entry training. In the case of personnel who receive a Military ... More
Description
The Army Service Ribbon (ASR) is a military award of the United States Army that was established by the Secretary of the Army on 10 April 1981 as announced in Department of the Army General Order 15, ... More
1981
Army NCO Professional Development Ribbon
Criteria
The NCO Professional Development Ribbon is awarded to all enlisted members of the Army to include the Reserve Components (Army National Guard and Army Reserve), for successful completion of designated... More
Description
With the Numeral 3 added to ribbon.

The NCO Professional Development Ribbon (established in 1981) is issued by the U.S. Army for completion of any prescribed non-commissioned officer development course... 
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1981
Army Achievement Medal
Criteria
The Army Achievement Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces below the rank of colonel who, while serving in any capacity with the Army in a noncombat area, distinguish themselves by outst... More
Comments
This is First of Two Army Achievement Medals awarded.
1981
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment (Airborne)
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Fort Campbell - Kentucky
MOS
31V-Tactical Radio Mechanic
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Sergeant First Class
1980 - 1980
2nd Infantry Division/HHC
2nd Infantry Division/HHC
Rank
Sergeant First Class
Location
Camp Casey - Korea
MOS
31V-Tactical Radio Mechanic
Comments
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Sergeant First Class
1979 - 1980
Humanitarian Service Medal
Criteria
The Humanitarian Service Medal is an individual award, presented to individuals who are physically present at the site of immediate relief and who directly contribute to and influence the humanitarian... More
Comments
My unit, HHC, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY was on DRF and Riot Control, and was deployed to Fort McCoy, WI from 8 September 1980 to 6 Octob... More
1980
Korean Defense Service Medal (1954-TBD)
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who have been assigned, attached, or mobilized to units operating in the area of eligibility for thirty consecutive or for six... More
Comments
Not sure of the exact award date but believe it was about this year +-.

I was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 502d Infantry, at Ft. Campbell, KY after returning from Korea on or about July 1980, and was inv... 
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1980
Meritorious Service Medal
Criteria
The Meritorious Service Medal may be awarded to members of the Armed Forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding noncombat achievement or by meritorious service to the United States, but not of a... More
Comments
1st Award for: EXCEPTIONALLY MERITORIOUS SERVICE FROM 4 JULY 1979 TO 3 JULY 1980 AS REENLISTMENT NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 2D INFANTRY DIVISION. BY USING EXPERT... More
1980
321st Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
321st Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Fort Campbell - Kentucky
MOS
31V-Tactical Radio Mechanic
Comments
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Staff Sergeant
1977 - 1979
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Third Award of the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM): Award of the Army Commendation Medal (Third Oak Leaf Cluster). For meritorious service from 14 March 1977 through 3 May 1979 while assigned to Bat... More
1979
1st Battalion, 26th Field Artillery Regiment/B Battery 26 TAB
1st Battalion, 26th Field Artillery Regiment/B Battery 26 TAB
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Darmstadt - Germany
MOS
31G-Tactical Communications Chief
Comments
Comments Pending
Staff Sergeant
1974 - 1976
30th Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Regiment/1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
Rank
Staff Sergeant
Location
Schweinfurt - Germany
MOS
31G-Tactical Communications Chief
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Staff Sergeant
1974 - 1974
194th Armored Brigade
194th Armored Brigade
Rank
Specialist 5
Location
Fort Knox - Kentucky
MOS
31B-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
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Specialist 5
1972 - 1974
Army Commendation Medal
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
Second Award of the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM): General Orders Number 516, Dated 18 February 1972. Award of the Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster), Republic of Vietnam. For merit... More
1972
1st Aviation Brigade/12th Combat Aviation Group
1st Aviation Brigade/12th Combat Aviation Group
Rank
Specialist 5
Location
LZ Plantation, or Black Jack Pad? - Vietnam
MOS
31B-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
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Specialist 5
1971 - 1972
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Don't remember award date.

Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with device (1960).
1971
3rd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
Rank
Sergeant
Location
Fort Sill - Oklahoma
MOS
05C-Radio Teletypewriter Operator
Comments
Comments Pending
Sergeant
1970 - 1970
1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery Regiment/HHB
Rank
Specialist 4
Location
Dak To and Tan Canh - Vietnam
MOS
36K-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
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Specialist 4
1969 - 1970
Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
Description
This campaign was from 9 June to 31 October 1969. During the summer and fall of 1969, conduct of operations was increasingly turned over to Vietnamese, US troops withdrew in greater numbers amid reaff... More
Memories
Read: http://bravecannons.org/history.html "As far as the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery History is co... More
1969 - 1969
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Not sure of my exact award date, but it was awarded and it is authorized because I meet the award criteria: The Vietnam Service Medal (VSM) is an award of the United States Armed Forces established in... More
1969
Army Commendation Medal
Devices : Gold Letter V
Criteria
The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding achievement,... More
Comments
First Award of the Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM): While assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), 1st Battalion, 92nd Field Artillery located at DAK TO, Central Highlands, South Viet... More
1969
79th Field Artillery Regiment/2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment
79th Field Artillery Regiment/2nd Battalion, 79th Field Artillery Regiment
Rank
Specialist 4
Location
Fort Sill - Oklahoma
MOS
36K-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
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Specialist 4
1967 - 1967
72nd Field Artillery Group
72nd Field Artillery Group
Rank
Specialist 4
Location
Peden Barracks, Wertheim - Germany
MOS
36K-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
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Specialist 4
1965 - 1967
83rd Field Artillery Battalion (pre-1960)
83rd Field Artillery Battalion (pre-1960)
Rank
Private First Class
Location
Fort Sill, OK - United States
MOS
36A-Wireman
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Private First Class
1964 - 1965
6th Training Battalion, 2nd Training Regiment (Fort Gordon, GA), D
School
6th Training Battalion, 2nd Training Regiment (Fort Gordon, GA)
Company
D
1964
Service from 1964
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Not sure of the exact award date.

I was awarded more than one, indicated by a Bronze Service Star on the Ribbon.

NOTE: No more than one medal is awarded to a single individual, but a three-sixteenth in... 
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1900

 
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