Befford, Ernest, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Infantry Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1954-1955, 4745, 77th Special Forces Group
Service Years
1950 - 1972
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Special Forces
First Sergeant

Seven Service Stripes

Seven Overseas Service Bars

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Home Town
Last Address
Born in Ware, MA
Died in Selma, AL

Date of Passing
Apr 05, 2007
Location of Interment
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Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)

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   1953-1953, 4745, A Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry

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 A Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Details

A Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
Infantry Unit
Parent Unit
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry
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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2018
Memories For This Unit

Worst Moment
Was one of only six survivors in his unit. He was 17 years old. After the battle he was diagnosed with "Shell Shock". He was given one day of bed rest and returned to the front line.

Chain of Command
Richard Thomas Shea, Jr
1LT, IN, US Army
MoH Recipient (Posthumous)

My Photos For This Unit
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28 Members Also There at Same Time
A Company

Hovey, Howard Cleasby, M/Sgt, (1943-1953) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Van Saders, Samuel, Sgt, (1953-1954) IN 1745 Sergeant
Phy, Herman Raymond, Cpl, (1952-1954) IN 4745 Corporal
Williams, McKinley, PFC, (1953-1954) IN 4745 Private First Class
Williams, Willie Vernon, PFC, (1951-1953) IN 4745 Private First Class
Shea, Richard Thomas, 1LT, (1944-1953) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
1st Battalion, 17th Infantry

Lawson, Rodney John, 1SG, (1951-1968) IN 4812 Sergeant
Acuff, Earl Clyde, BG, (1941-1980) IN 1542 Lieutenant Colonel
Moore, Harold, LTG, (1945-1977) IN 1542 Captain
Lane, James Everett, SP 5, (1950-1962) Corporal
B Company

Harlowe, William, SFC, (1952-1954) IN 1745 Sergeant
C Company

Varela, Julio Soto, PFC, (1952-1953) IN 4745 Private First Class
Williamson, Richard W., PFC, (1952-1953) IN 1745 Private First Class
Burns, Robert, LTC, (1943-1972) OD Chief Warrant Officer 2
Roberts, Joseph, PFC, (1951-1953) Private First Class
D Company

Burns, Robert, LTC, (1943-1972) LO Chief Warrant Officer 2

Dean, Orville I, PFC, (1952-1953) IN 4745 Private First Class
Eisenbraun, William Forbes "Ike", CPT, (1948-1967) IN 1745 Master Sergeant
Mayo, William, Cpl, (1952-1954) IN 111.1 Corporal
Barker, Charles H., PFC, (1952-1953) IN 111.1 Private First Class
Jones, Doyle, PFC, (1952-1953) IN 111.1 Private First Class
Tomaino, Bernard, PFC, (1951-1953) IN 5356 Private First Class
Taylor, Byrl D., LTC, (1941-1967) IN 11A Major
Grange, David E., Jr., LTG, (1943-1984) IN 1542 Captain
Wedemeyer, Albert Dunbar, CPT, (1946-1954) IN 1542 First Lieutenant
Boyd, Lloyd, SFC, (1946-1969) MD 5657 Sergeant First Class
McClelland, Clifford, SFC, (1948-1968) OD 1729 Sergeant First Class
Imhof, John D., LTC, (1947-1971) IN Warrant Officer 1
Whiddon, Reginald W., 1LT, (1944-1953) First Lieutenant

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