Wilson, Dale, MAJ

Armor (Officer)
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Service Branch
Current/Last Primary MOS
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Officer)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 12B, United States Military Academy West Point (Staff)/History Department
Previously Held MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
71R10-Broadcast Journalist
11B30-Infantry Squad/Section Leader
12C-Cavalry Officer
46A-Public Affairs
Service Years
1969 - 1991
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Voice Edition



Three Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

 Official Badges 

Army Physical Fitness Badge Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Order of Saint George (Silver)

Cold War Veteran Blue Star Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
US Armor AssociationChapter 9Chapter 731Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post
FSB Hill 4-11 AssociationAmerical Division Veterans Association Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Officers' Christian Fellowship
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)A Co, 1St BN, 1St RegtArmy Together We ServedOCS Foundation
TWS Profile Integrity
  1980, US Armor Association
  1992, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 9 (Executive Director) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1992, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 731 (Recorder) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3830, LCpl Hayward Kimo Hamili Peleiholani Post (National President) (Pahoa, Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1996, FSB Hill 4-11 Association
  1998, Americal Division Veterans Association
  2000, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, Officers' Christian Fellowship
  2004, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Combat Infantrymen's Association, A Co, 1St BN, 1St Regt (Life Member) (Hilo, Hawaii) [Verified]
  2011, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2013, OCS Foundation
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Aside from a three-and-one-half year stint as Tactical Officer of C Co. and Field Music at Valley Forge Military Academy & College in Wayne, PA, I worked in the publishing industry after retiring from the Army in September 1991. I started out as Executive Editor of Presidio Press, a San Francisco Bay Area book publisher specializing in military history and military affairs. After leaving VFMA&C in the summer of 1998, I became my own boss--using contacts I'd made with Presidio to line up freelance copy-editing projects for several commercial and scholarly book publishers. I finally had to give up work entirely in 2004, however, when my body began letting me down. Fortunately, all of my disabling conditions are either directly or indirectly service-connected--making me eligible for a wide range of VA benefits--without which I'd be up the proverbial estuary without a manipulator!
Other Comments:
For the last 19 years I've been living on the Big Island of Hawaii with my wife, Carol, in a subdivision about a mile outside of Mountain View--almost exactly halfway between Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, I'm moving to Idaho in May 2019 and will be settling in the Sagle area not far from the Pend Oreille River. Between the Blue State politics, earthquakes and eruptions, I decided it was time to bid Hawaii Aloha and head for cooler climes!

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   1985-1985, 12B, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/HHC

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May / 1985
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October / 1985
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 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/HHC Details

2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment/HHC
Ground Unit
Parent Unit
2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment
Created/Owned By
Not Specified

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2011
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
1SG Robert A. Murphy
CPT Dave Niedringhaus
MAJ Dick Wallace

Best Moment
Seeing the turn-around in the company's performance during my brief tenure as CO.


Worst Moment
Developing blood clots in my right calf again in July. This time I was required to take anticoagulants for an extended period and that meant I could not go out on field training exercises due to the risk of injury and being too far from medical aid to risk it. Fortunately, COL Landry ensured I was able to remain as CO long enough to complete a full 18 months as a company commander--an essential item for future promotion opportunity.

Chain of Command
COL John R. Landry - 3d Bde., 4th ID CO
LTC Glenn D. Walker, Jr. - 2-34th AR CO

My Photos For This Unit
Steady  . . . Steady . . .
Into the Sunset
Stuck in the Mud
Good-bye and Good Luck
22 Members Also There at Same Time

Lazzara, Frank, CPT, (1982-1992) AR 12B Captain
Halliday, Bob, MSG, (1968-1990) AR 19Z Master Sergeant
Miller, Gerald, SFC, (1974-1998) OD 63E Sergeant First Class
Clack, Mitchell, SGT, (1983-1989) TC 88M10 Corporal
Cook II, Richard, CPL, (1984-1987) AR 19E Corporal
Hancock, John, SPC, (1985-1987) AR 19K10 Specialist
Hawks, Robert, SGT, (1983-1997) AR 19K10 Specialist
Kiser, Andrew, SPC, (1982-1988) AR Specialist
2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment

Dotson, Lonnie, 1SG, (1967-1988) AR 19Z First Sergeant
Jones, Willie, SFC, (1973-1995) AR 19Z Sergeant First Class
Thompson, Michael, SSG, (1976-1992) OD 63N Staff Sergeant
Kurak, John, CSM, (1982-Present) AR 19E Sergeant
Meuser, John, SSG, (1981-1991) AR 19K10 Sergeant
Richards, William, SGT, (1981-1991) AR 19K20 Sergeant
Briddell, Ian, SGT, (1984-1992) OD 45E Corporal
Gilmore, Curtis, 1SG, (1984-2007) OD 45E Specialist 4
Scholer, Steven, SGT, (1985-1994) AR 19D20 Specialist 4
Diggins, Ted, SPC, (1967-1986) IN 11C10 Specialist
Walton, Jeff, SFC, (1983-2007) OD 63Y Private First Class
Tietz, Dan, SGT, (2001-2006) Sergeant
B Company

Wheeler, Steve, SGM, (1964-1988) AR 11E10 Sergeant Major
Castillo, Guillermo, SGT, (1980-1992) IN 11C10 Sergeant

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